UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.
“The coalition required to eliminate ISIL (Islamic State) is not only, or even primarily, military in nature,” Kerry told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday
criticized an international investigation into the downing of a
Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent
only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body
found the inquiry met international standards.
The U.N. Security Council met, at the request of Russia, to
discuss a preliminary Dutch Safety Board report that said flight
MH17 crashed due to a “large number of high-energy objects”
penetrating the fuselage. The conclusion supported a theory that
the plane had been shot down by a ground-based missile.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iran can no longer “play for time” in nuclear negotiations with six world powers that resumed on Friday, Germany’s top diplomat said, two months ahead of a deadline for a deal that would end economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbing its atomic program.
“We are entering the crucial phase of the E3+3 (six powers) negotiations with Iran,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in New York.