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Argentina Accuses UK Of Deploying Nuclear Weapons Near Falklands In Statement To United Nations

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2012

Argentina tonight accused the UK of deploying nuclear weapons near the Falklands.

Foreign minister Hector Timerman made the claim as he urged the United Nations to intervene in the long-running dispute over the islands.

He said Buenos Aires had intelligence that a Vanguard submarine had been deployed in the area.

“Thus far the UK refuses to say whether it is true or not,” Mr Timerman told a press conference in New York through a translator. “Are there nuclear weapons or are there not?

“The information Argentina has is that there are these nuclear weapons.”

Mr Timerman accused Britain of using an “unjustified defence of self-determination” to maintain a military base on the Falklands, which allowed her to dominate the Atlantic.

“It is perhaps the last refuge of a declining empire,” he insisted. “It is perhaps the last ocean that is controlled by the UK.”

He said Britain had been “colonialist throughout (her) history”, and should now “give peace a chance”.

At a separate press conference immediately afterwards, Britain’s ambassador to the UN, Sir Mark Lyall Grant said the Government did “not comment on the disposition of nuclear weapons, submarines etc”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falkland Islands: Argentina Takes Dispute To United Nations

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 8, 2012

Argentina is to make a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council after accusing Britain of “militarising” their long dispute over the Falkland Islands.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the UK’s decision to send one of its most modern navy warships to the South Atlantic and to post the Duke of Cambridge on military duty in the region posed a risk to “international security”.

Her announcement comes amid simmering tensions between London and Buenos Aires in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands war, which saw Argentinian forces invade the archipelago in a row over its sovereignty.

Speaking to an audience including Falkland war veterans and other politicians at Argentina’s presidential residence yesterday, Ms Kirchner said: “I have instructed our chancellor to present formally to the Security Council of the United Nations and before the General Assembly of the United Nations this militarisation of the South Atlantic which implies a great risk for international security.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Gaddafi’s death ‘a war crime’: ICC searching for scapegoats

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011

A National Transitional Countil (NTC) fighter points a gun at Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte in this still image taken from video shot on October 20, 2011 and released on October 22, 2011 (Reuters / Reuters TV)

Some two months after the torturous death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, the ICC finally “suspects” it was a war crime. A group of enthusiastic freedom fighters may end up convicted, but not those who made the killing possible, and actually benefited.

The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications Muammar Gaddafi was killed in custody. The ICC says the great number of witness accounts and video taken at the moment when he was captured by rebel fighters show that he was beaten and abused by his captors.

“The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified – what happened – because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime,” Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Thursday.

Moreno Ocampo said he asked Libya’s interim rulers what their plans were to investigate alleged war crimes by all parties, including the rebels.

But how many parties were really involved there, besides the rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces, and will the stake of the Western powers in setting off Libyan revolution be investigated? Many believe that NATO deliberately gave a blind eye to the violations of international law, and thus also bears some responsibility.

Political analyst Adrian Salbuchi believes that Gaddafi’s killing was the main goal of the Western coalition from the very beginning. He said that the US, France, Britain and NATO should be held accountable for the massacre and posited that the West “supported the worst terrorists” in Libya. Read the rest of this entry »

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UN Gen Secy agrees to support greater Lumbini development

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 9, 2011

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KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal, aka, Prachanda met United

Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal shakes hand with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.

Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.

Dahal is in New York as the Chairman of the High Level National Steering Committee for the development of Greater Lumbini, seeking international assistance for the development of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in Rupandehi district, about 300 km southwest of Kathmandu.

During the meeting, Dahal briefed the UN Secretary General about the commitment of the Government of Nepal to develop Lumbini as a world peace city as a pilgrimage and a heritage city with inclusive livelihood programs for the people living around there.

Prachanda explained to Ban Ki-moon that the recently formed High Level National Steering Committee reflects strong and long-term commitment of the Government of Nepal to the preservation and development of all aspects of Greater Lumbini with a
multi-stakeholder approach through national and international support.

While urging Moon to form a broader Lumbini development international committee under his chairmanship, Dahal said, spiritual dimension of Lumbini for world peace fits in very well with the noble ideals of peace and justice of the United Nations.

“Lumbini would be developed as an enduring source of international peace, harmony and understanding.” Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Reasons We Need to Keep Fighting for an International Climate Agreement

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2011

The problem in this issue is also politics. Politician­s are blaming others and trying to hide own problem. This does not make our way clear to go further more. Politician­s worry about themselves and not for the future generation­s by improving the situation spoiled by ourselves.
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Palestinian UN Statehood Bid: Mahmoud Abbas Submits Formal Request For Member State Status

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 23, 2011


Please extend your hands for the peace of the region and people
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Palestinian Statehood: Abbas Submits Formal Proposal To The UN

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 23, 2011


Peace is unavoidabl­e.
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Gaddafi-Held Libya Facing Fuel, Food And Cash Shortages: UN

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2011


Who are giving bomb now they are responsibl­e to give food as well then.
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Ban Ki-moon Elected For Second Term As U.N. Chief

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2011

By EDITH M. LEDERER

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to give Ban Ki-moon a second term as secretary-general, praising him for strengthening the role and visibility of the world body in difficult circumstances.

The 192-member assembly gave the 67-year-old South Korean diplomat another five years at the helm of the U.N. by voice vote. They applauded loudly as assembly president Joseph Deiss banged his gavel and proclaimed Ban’s appointment to a new term starting Jan. 1.

Ban said earlier this month that he wanted a second term. He faced no opposition and was recommended by the Security Council for the new term, also by voice vote, last Friday.

He received the endorsement of all regional groups at the U.N., and their chairs joined in sponsoring the General Assembly resolution that was adopted.

Gabon’s U.N. Ambassador Nelson Messone, the current Security Council president who introduced the assembly resolution, said Ban has “remarkably and with all objectivity and independence” worked on every continent, to promote peace, justice and international security, “sometimes in particularly difficult and trying circumstances.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Drug War Has Failed And Governments Should Explore Legalizing Marijuana, Says Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2011


The drug war seems failed everywhere and the reason could be high profile people behind this business.
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World Population To Pass 7 Billion On October 31: U.N.

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 4, 2011


Not just new faces, but new Buddhas are very need to the world. Leaders and scientists failing to save the wonderful earth.
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Lindsey Graham: U.S. Should Ignore U.N. Mandate In Libya

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 25, 2011


Everybody must think with cool mind. We must not be dictator in the name of going against dictator. This could spoil and damage history and law and order. If we loose balance, that imbalance could create other blonder mistakes.
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UN Envoy Details How Employees Were Killed During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 3, 2011


This is the result of not respecting each other.
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Afghanistan Koran Protest Leaves At Least 8 Dead, 2 Staffers Beheaded

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 1, 2011


Not sure this news related with ‘April Fool’ or not. Then why so much UN staff killed in a day?
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Libya War: U.S. Military Plane Crashes, Two Crew Members Ejected

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2011


Does this indicate something? Most probably.
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