Last week, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the original proposal by Ireland and Norway to reopen the Al Yaroubiya crossing from Iraq to northeast Syria was “a non-starter.”
A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
Four million Syrians directly benefit from the cross-border aid shipments while 11 million benefit from international aid after eight years of war. It's the second time in four months that Russia has vetoed a resolution dealing with Syria situation.
Despite submitting their coordinates to third parties as part of the UN’s ‘deconfliction system’, some 26 Syrian healthcare facilities appear to have been targeted in deliberate attacks, the UN has reported.
Security Council members agree to reduce the number of meetings on Kosovo to three gatherings this year and two in 2020.
Venezuela's political showdown moved to the UN where a Security Council meeting called by the US pitted backers of President Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of the country's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido.
If the UN council backed the statement pushed by the US, it would effectively recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's head of state. But Moscow says it would oppose the move.
Remaining 13 members of the UNSC vote in favour of the resolution drafted by Sweden and Kuwait that renews action first taken by the council in 2014 to allow aid deliveries into then rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings.
Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will resign from her post by the end of the year. During her tenure she tirelessly defended the Trump administration in the face of criticism from both inside and outside the US.
As Western countries back UK's findings, British Ambassador Karen Pierce and Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia traded accusations at a UN Security Council meeting held to discuss the Novichok attack investigation and charges against two Russians.
Fighting continued to rage on the outskirts of Yemen's largest port, Hudaida, near the city's airport while the UN made a desperate plea for both sides to exercise restraint.
"Syria today is the most serious threat, and there is no military solution to the conflict," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, Russia and the US trade accusations over suspected chemical attack in Syria.
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