U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says tensions in Crimea could lead to a new "Cold War" but insisted that it's important for "cool heads" to prevail.» Read More
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, blasted international sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, comparing them to the widely criticized punitive measures against Iraq while the late Saddam Hussein was in power.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday for talks that focused on his government's economic policies and way to deepen relations with the international institution.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday for talks that focused on his government's economic policies and ways to deepen relations with the international institution, an IMF spokesman said.
Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.
The diplomatic chill between the United States and Iran is showing signs of thawing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.
Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- Paraguayan and Venezuelan government representatives plan to reestablish dialog during their visit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York after Venezuela was accepted to Mercosur, South America's trading block, without Paraguay's approval.
Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.
*West intrigued but wary following Iran's positive signals. DUBAI, Sept 18- Talk by Iran's Supreme Leader of "flexibility" days before his government's debut at the United Nations General Assembly in New York suggests a new willingness at the highest level to explore a compromise solution to Tehran's nuclear row with the West.
Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.
Vladimir Putin's editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the U.N.'s authority embarrasses President Obama, Donald Trump said Thursday.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Washington immediately warned Syria against stalling tactics to avoid military strikes.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, a major first step in a Russian-backed plan that would see it abandon its arsenal of poison gas to avert U.S. military strikes.
President Barack Obama presents his case for action against Syria to the American people, live from the White House. The President says he asked Congress to postpone a vote and that he'll continue to work with Britain and France, Russia and China to get a U.N. solution.
CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.
CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.
At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.
John Drake, head of global intelligence at AKE, talks about the French U.N. resolution for Syria and the practical difficulties it raises and how dialogue between the different players is "a long way away".