At U.N., U.S. justifies killing Iranian commander as self-defense
Thursday, 9 January 2020 The United States told the United Nations on Wednesday that the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was self-defense and vowed to take additional action "as necessary" in the Middle East to protect U.S. personnel and interests.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was "more than fair to say" the attack that Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was said to be planning was to be executed in days rather than weeks.
India's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv Kumar Chander has commented on the ongoing developments in Hong Kong and stated that they are closely monitoring the developments as a large Indian community resides there. "Given the large Indian community that makes Hong-Kong its home, India has been keeping a close watch on recent developments, we have heard several statements expressing concern on these developments. We hope the relevant parties will take into account these views and address them properly, seriously and objectively," said Chander.
British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday Britain would raise China's adoption of national security legislation for Hong Kong with "likeminded partners" in the United Nations human rights council.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. Edward Baran reports.
On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed the Iran war powers resolution, which would have limited the president's ability to wage war against Iran as he wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the country. Gloria Tso reports.
Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies. Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, according to reports at CNN. Qatar Airways has announced that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield... ...in addition to a face mask or face covering. The Middle East carrier says it will be issuing fliers with protection kits before boarding. The kits include face shields, hand sanitizer, a surgical face mask, and disposable globes.
Republican U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, after being briefed by senior administration officials on the killing of a top Iranian commander, said, 'it was time to take him out', but Democratic Rep...