North Korea escalated tensions this week in response to a United Nations statement, which condemned the isolated country’s weapons testing. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday the country’s patience is limited and insisted they will not back down when it comes to self-defense. The remarks were directed at UN officials, who recently told North Korea to cease its “provocative actions.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has joined in with other world leaders in denouncing climate activist Greta Thunberg’s recent speech at the United Nations.
The Trump administration has more sanctions in store for the Iranian regime as it touts a successful week at the United Nations. One America’s Emerald Robinson sat down for an exclusive interview with the State Department’s point person for Iranian affairs and has this report.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky recently met with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York. The two officials held talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Thursday to bolster cooperation between Ukraine and international institutions.
Partisan tensions are escalating on Capitol Hill as top Republicans blast their colleagues across the aisle for pursuing impeachment. During a press conference Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Democrats’ decision to launch an inquiry marked a “dark day” in the rule of law.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is urging tighter international cooperation to end the war in Afghanistan. While speaking at the UN General Assembly Wednesday, Lavrov said Northern Afghanistan can become a new hot-bed for Islamic terror.
President Trump held a series of meetings with world leaders during his first day at the UN General Assembly. One America’s Kristian Rouz has more.
President Trump called on “all nations” to protect religious freedoms around the world, while leading a religious freedom panel Monday at the United Nations.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with the president of Iraq to discuss the latest tensions in the Middle East. The two officials sat down Sunday ahead of the upcoming United Nations meetings in New York amid elevated concerns of rising Iranian influence in Iraq.