Posts Tagged ‘membership’

“BRICS membership could be Raisi’s biggest post-regional foreign policy achievement”

TEHRAN — Abdollah Sohrabi, assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, has told Iran’s state radio that if Iran’s membership request to the BRICS secretariat is accepted, then this will mark the most important post-regional achievement of President Ebrahim Raisi in his foreign policy. Source

Sweden Officially Signs Formal NATO Membership Request, Ends 200 Years of Neutrality

Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the military alliance.

Iran signs draft status for full SCO membership

Iran signs draft status for full SCO membership – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Following consultations between authorized representatives of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Iran, a signing ceremony was arranged for Iran’s membership protocol in Tashkent on Friday. The document approved the draft memorandum of obligations of the Iranian side in […]

On the 50th Anniversary of PRC’s Membership in the UN; the Taiwan Factor

The eve of the 50th anniversary of PRC’s membership in the UN served as a pretext for another propaganda attack by Washington against its primary geopolitical opponent. Recall Resolution No. 2578, “Restoration of the lawful rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations,” adopted by the General Assembly on October 25, 1971, […]

With SCO membership, Iran rolls out new orientation

With SCO membership, Iran rolls out new orientation – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – While the West impatiently waits for an affirmative nod from Iran for resuming the stalled Vienna nuclear talks over reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, the new administration of Iran patiently carves a strategic path toward cementing ties with the East. A major step […]

Iran’s SCO Membership: Implications for the JCPOA Revival

Even as the Biden administration continues to follow a lacklustre approach to revive the JCPOA, following essentially the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” strategy to force Iran into agreeing to enter a new JCPOA, Iran’s recently ensured membership of the SCO comes as an additional dilemma for the US in the sense that it will entrench Iran […]

Joe Biden Issues Executive Order Examining ‘Membership & Size’ Of Supreme Court

President Biden has signaled that court-packing might be on the table. On Friday he signed exectuve order to create a bipartisan commission that will study structural changes to the Supreme Court and gave the group 180 days to produce a report on a range of topics including court expansion and term limits. You can unsubscribe […]

U.S. blocking Iran’s payment of overdue UN membership fees, Zarif says

TEHRAN – Iran has allocated funds for the payment of its dues to the UN but the United States prevented Iran from paying the money, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday. Commenting on the suspension of Iran’s voting rights at the UN over unpaid membership fees, Zarif told states news IRNA that the […]

Supreme Court rules town must reconsider policy limiting pool membership to residents

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After readmitting Corbyn, UK’s Labour denies him parliamentary membership

LONDON (AFP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Wednesday refused to readmit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks, intensifying a row over anti-Semitism. Keir Starmer was elected leader in April, taking over from veteran left-winger Corbyn after his thumping election defeat to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives last December. […]

Iranian Christian Imprisoned for Membership in House Church Loses Third Request for Retrial

(Article18) — Imprisoned Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been informed that his third request for a retrial has been rejected. Nasser, who is 59 years old, is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison because of his membership of a house-church, for which he was convicted in July 2017 of “acting against […]

Bulgaria quarrel threatens to put brakes on North Macedonia EU membership talks

Finally, more than a decade-and-a-half after it first applied, what is now North Macedonia appeared to be sprinting down the home straight to EU membership. A long-running name dispute with its southern neighbours Greece had seen Athens put up obstacle after obstacle to Skopje joining the bloc. But, last year, both countries came to a […]

Erdogan “insists” on Turkey’s full EU membership instead of partnership

nsnbc : Turkey’s President R. Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview published on Sunday, said he “insists” on Turkey’s full EU membership and rejected proposals […]

Erdogan’s chief adviser calls for Turkey’s NATO membership to be reconsidered – local media

Tensions between the military bloc and Turkey escalated last week when Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan were depicted as “enemies” during NATO drills in Norway. Erdogan said the incident was an attack targeting “Turkey and the Turkish nation.” “What [NATO] did is a scandal,” the Turkish leader told […]

Kazakhstan renews support for Iran’s SCO membership

FNA- A senior Kazakh official voiced his country’s support for Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). “Iran possesses large capabilities and capacities for economic, cultural, and social ties with the member-countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Kazakhstan, as a key member, supports Iran’s presence in the organization,” Krymbek Kusherbayev said on Tuesday. […]

U.S. and israel unable to live with the standards required in membership of UNESCO

U.S., Israel to Pull Out of U.N. Agency Over Alleged Bias The United Nations flag. (Makaristos / Wikimedia Commons) Editor’s note: Shortly after the U.S. announced it was pulling out of UNESCO, Israel announced it would join the U.S. in leaving the agency. PARIS—The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s […]

Palestine’s Interpol membership worries Israeli media – fears arrest warrants could be issued over war crime allegations

     Palestine’s admission to Interpol raised concerns in the Israeli media regarding possible attempts by the Palestinian Authority to use the law enforcement organization for political attacks against Tel Aviv. Interpol’s decision to admit Palestine as a full member of the organization, coupled with ICC probes into the allegations of war crimes committed by the […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ‘We don’t need EU membership anymore’

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Interpol accepts Palestinian membership

International police agency Interpol has voted to include State of Palestine as a member in new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition. Interpol announced the inclusion of the State of Palestine, as well as the Solomon Islands on Twitter and its website after a vote by its general assembly in Beijing. With the new […]

Interpol To Vote For Palestinian Membership Despite Israeli Lobbying

The International law enforcement agency Interpol is set to vote on Palestinian Authority (PA) membership despite intensive Israeli and US lobbying against it, news agencies reported yesterday. Board of directors of the international police organization, which is currently meeting in Beijing, is voting on whether to accept or deny the PA’s police force as members today. […]

Afghanistan backs India’s bid for permanent UN Security Council membership

nsnbc : Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has extended his country’s support for India’s permanent membership in United Nations Security Council (UNSC). “Afghanistan strongly and […]

EU MPs recommend suspending talks on Turkey’s EU membership

nsnbc : The European Union Parliament has recommended that accession talks for Turkey into the EU be suspended. The EU MP’s stressed Turkish President Recep […]

Montenegro defies democracy by ratifying NATO membership without referendum – Moscow

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has expressed “deep regret that the current leadership of [Montenegro] and its Western backers didn’t heed the voice of conscience and reason.” Montenegro parliament ratifies NATO membership after US approval “The adoption of fundamental acts, affecting the key issues of state security, by the vote of individual MPs on the basis of […]

Iran ready for Shanghai Pact full membership – Russian FM Lavrov

Iran is ready to become a full-fledged member of the organization, Lavrov said Friday during an SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Astana. Tehran has “settled the problem of the UN Security Council sanctions and hence fully meets the SCO membership criteria,” according to Lavrov. “We hope that during their June summit in Astana, the […]

Russia hopes Iran’s SCO membership process starts in June: Foreign Minister

Moscow hopes that Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) membership process would be launched in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. “Next in line, many have said this today, is Iran, which as you know has settled the issues related with Security Council sanctions. It now fully meets the criteria for SCO membership,” Lavrov […]

Larijani holds phone conversation with Turkish speaker

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish Speaker Ismail Kahraman said on Monday that time of militarism and coup in the region is over. Larijani told Kahraman that Iran condemned the mistaken act in the early hours of coup attempt and supported government and nation […]

Refugees banned from Austrian pool after ‘foreigner’ sexually assaults teenage girl

“This news was a shock,” said the town’s mayor, Alfred Pohl, as quoted by the Heute media outlet. According to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, the attack happened on Wednesday afternoon. Migrant assaults mother and 4yo son in Austrian swimming pool The girl was first followed by a young man into the women’s changing room. Once […]

Japanese Trump commercial nails the acid trip nature of his surreal authoritarian campaign

     Millions have watched this ingenious video. Could YouTuber and meme creator Mike Diva’s Japanese-inspired Trump commercial be any more over the top? The video starts with a young Harajuku-style girl laying in her bedroom, the walls decorated with pictures of the GOP candidate. After Trump is elected “world president,” the fan girl ventures on […]

Outrage over Turk masturbating on sleeping woman on bus

During a journey from Muğla to İstanbul on Tuesday, a Metro Turizm bus assistant identified only by the initials C.G. is reported to have started masturbating beside a woman, known only as C.D., while she was asleep on the vehicle.  The woman is understood to have been woken up by the sound of the man, […]

Battle-tested hardware, jets over Moscow & female officers: Best moments from V-Day parade (VIDEOS)

The female officers were out on the Red Square in crisp white uniforms, in sharp contrast to their male counterparts’ dark greens, blues and khakis. The female squadron formed part of the best-of-the-best 10,000 Russian service personnel who took part in the parade, alongside 135 military vehicles and 71 aircraft.  via GIPHY But apart from […]

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