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Pentagon says Iran developed largest missile force in Middle East despite sanctions

A US intelligence official said on condition of anonymity that the assessment included Israel. Washington: Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday. “Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size […]

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Al-Jaafari renews Syria’s call for establishing nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East

New York, SANA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari reaffirmed Syria’s call for establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, and for preventing the proliferation risk, indicating that this can be done only through subjecting all the nuclear activities and facilities of the Israeli occupation to the safeguards agreement of the […]

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“Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East”

Armed Conflicts, Civil Society, Featured, Global Geopolitics, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Middle East & North Africa, Nuclear Energy – Nuclear Weapons, Peace, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Tariq Rauf, former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, Office reporting to the Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (2002-2011), was responsible for safeguards and security […]

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occupied Palestinian territory: Nickolay Mladenov Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Briefing to the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, 20 November 2019

As delivered Madam President, Members of the Security Council, We meet today in the aftermath of the most serious recent escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Although the immediate crisis was diffused, the situation remains highly volatile. Following Israel’s targeted killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Commander Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza, Palestinian […]

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Monday’s Daily Brief: Progress and pitfalls in child rights, millions of Afghans acutely food insecure, Middle East nuclear-free zone, social media and child detention

UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty  Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact, a new UN report published on Monday warns.  The study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls […]

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Iran Repeats Call for Nuke-Free Middle East

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi once again voiced his country’s concern about unsupervised Israeli nuke arsenal and the US unconditional support for Tel Aviv’s atomic adventurism, repeating Tehran’s call for a Middle East free from nuclear weapons. In a Monday address to the Conference on the […]

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