Sushma Swaraj, in her UNGA address, said that India has produced IITs and IIMs, while Pakistan had produced terrorist organisations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Sushma Swaraj UNGA Address: “Why is it that today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the preeminent export factory for terror?”
Tensions in the Korean Peninsula and a growing crisis over the fate of a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers has relegated talk of resolving the six-year-old Syrian civil war to back rooms and bilateral chitchat
Sushma Swaraj UNGA address live updates: Demonetisation was a courageous decision to challenge one of the by-products of corruption, the “black money” that disappeared from circulation, said EAM Swaraj.
Of interest was the statement by the NHRC. It was a vastly improved statement than the one made in May. Though the NHRC claims it differs from the Home Ministry on the proposed deportation of Rohingya refugees, it is yet to intervene in the Supreme Court on this matter
“As India is unwilling to resume the peace process with Pakistan, we call on the Security Council to fulfil its obligation to secure the implementation of its own resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
50 states as different as Indonesia and Ireland put their names to the treaty, others can sign later if they like. The treaty needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
The 15-member U.N. Security Council has met twice behind closed doors since the Rohingya crisis began on August 25 and last week issued an informal statement to the press condemning the situation and urging Myanmar authorities to end the violence.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Palestinians to unite and ‘be ready to co-exist’ in peace with Israelis, in his address to the United Nations. Egypt has called for steps to kick-start Israeli-Palestinian talks that have been comatose since 2014.
Donald Trump said,”The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
India’s Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva, Rajiv K Chander, praised Bangladesh and said that the “role” being played by Dhaka in extending humanitarian assistance to the refugees “deserves recognition”.
Donald Trump at UNGA: US President Donald Trump’s address at the UNGA seems to be his sternest warning till now to North Korea, whose numerous ballistic missile launches in the recent past and nuclear tests have sent shock waves across the globe.
The United Nations reforms will focus on ensuring that other countries take a more equitable burden to ensure international security, to demand greater accountability of UN officials, and to reduce the budget by eliminating duplication.
“European powers have been committed to the deal. The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s commitment to the deal. Trump’s insistence on his hostile policy towards Iran will further deepen the gap among the P5+1 countries,” the diplomat said.
“If they (Pakistan) focus on an issue which has not been on the discussion table in the UN now for decades, not for years, for decades…, if this is what they want to focus on, so be it. To be his own…Miyan ki daud masjid tak,” Akbaruddin said.