U.S. calls on Syria to ‘stand down’ from presidency of UN disarmament forum, asks Russia for help

GENEVA, May 25, 2018 – The U.S. called on Russia to pressure Syria to “stand down” from the presidency of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament which the Assad regime is scheduled to take over on Monday despite allegedly carrying out numerous deadly chemical weapons attacks. UN chief Antonio …

Transcript: Syria denies chemical weapons attacks, defends presidency of UN disarmament forum

Debate in UN Conference on Disarmament May 22, 2018 Full 1-hour audio recording Click here for petition https://www.unwatch.org/wp-admin/post-new.php Highlights related to Syria’s upcoming presidency of the Conference on Disarmament. See UN Watch’s press release here. Syria: I hope that the Syrian …

Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical & nuclear weapons; watchdog calls on US & EU to walk out

Syrian ambassador Hussam Edin Aala, left, with Vladimir Gratchev, representative of Michael Møller, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Sept. 3, 2014. GENEVA, April 9, 2018 – Despite accusations that it perpetrated yet another deadly chemical weapons attack on Saturday, Syria will …

US & Canada to boycott UN disarmament talks during Iran presidency; France, Germany, UK should follow

GENEVA, May 14, 2013 – UN Watch commends the U.S. and Canada for strongly protesting Iran’s looming presidency of the UN disarmament conference and  announcing (see below) that their ambassadors will  boycott the session during Tehran’s five weeks at the helm. The decisions by Washington and …