UK: Iran must cease activities that risk escalating Yemen conflict

File Photo showing Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at the Foreign Office in London (Reuters)
Updated 19 February 2018
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UK: Iran must cease activities that risk escalating Yemen conflict

LONDON: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said today that he calls on Iran to cease activities which risk escalating Yemen conflict.
Johnson was commenting on the final report of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen tasked with finding out the origin of ballistic missiles fired on Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
Johnson said that he was ‘’’deeply concerned by the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen that missiles and related military equipment of Iranian origin were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo’’
and he added that this will put ” Iran in Non-compliance with security council Resolution 2216 and reaffirms our concerns that they are undertaking destabilising activity in Yemen and the wider region.”
The UK minister went on to call on Iran to cease activity which risks escalating the conflict and and support a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.


Paris accord rulebook takes shape at UN climate talks

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Paris accord rulebook takes shape at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland: Negotiators from almost 200 countries are making a last-minute effort to resolve differences on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Diplomats and ministers worked through the night to present fresh drafts on the rulebook and other issues Thursday to the chair of the UN climate talks in Poland.
A Polish diplomat overseeing the two-week meeting is expected to merge the drafts and present them to delegates in the afternoon.
German negotiator Karsten Sach told reporters that a key test of whether the talks will conclude successfully Friday.
Other issues include financial support for poor countries and how to acknowledge of a key scientific report on keeping warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7. Fahrenheit) that major oil producers called alarmist.