UNITED NATIONS, July 16 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security
Council warned on Wednesday it is ready to consider “appropriate
measures” against warring parties in South Sudan if they do not
stop the violence in the world’s youngest nation and negotiate a
The United States and the European Union have already
imposed sanctions on military leaders on both sides. U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has urged the
Security Council to also consider imposing targeted sanctions.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. World Food Programme rushed on Wednesday to put monitors at Syrian border posts, and the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF had aid ready for the first convoys to cross into rebel-held areas under the authorization of the U.N. Security Council.
The Security Council on Monday approved humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into opposition areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries an attack on its territory.
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries to enforce an international arms embargo and economic sanctions on the Islamic State militant group in a bid to weaken the insurgency that has taken control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.
In a report to the U.N. Security Council on the world body’s political mission in Iraq, obtained by Reuters on Tuesday, Ban described the rapidly deteriorating security situation fueled by the Sunni militants as “deeply worrisome.”