Three human rights experts in the United Nations have denounced the rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the deadly violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example.
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi discussed Iraqi situation and referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan during separate meetings with the UN secretary general’s envoy in Iraq and German ambassador to Baghdad on Wednesday.
China's Commerce Ministry issued a ban effective from today on several imports from North Korea, including coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and seafood, a move that is in line with UN sanctions announced this month.
The spokesman of the United Nations Secretary-General, reacting to Saudis' killing of Yemeni civilians in bombardments and the Red Cross report, said that the UN secretary-general has repeatedly expressed his anger with the air raids in Yemen.
The UN decried Tuesday "widespread and systematic use of excessive force" against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for at least 73 protester deaths.
North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough UN sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches.