United States, Mongolia Sign Transparency Agreement

Bans appeal came as the United States and Russia haggled over a Security Council resolution to back an agreement for Assad to give up chemical weapons. I look forward to the imminent adoption of an enforceable Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, Ban said. This should be followed immediately by humanitarian action, he said. US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov later in New York on Tuesday to discuss the UN resolution and their joint chemical disarmament plan. A top Russian diplomat said that the resolution could be enforced under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Russia had earlier accused the United States and its allies of using blackmail at the United Nations by seeking approval for military force. Ban voiced hope for progress in ending the 30-month civil war in Syria following the August 21 chemical attack near Damascus, which the United States estimates killed 1,400 people. The response to the heinous use of chemical weapons has created diplomatic momentum the first signs of unity in far too long, Ban said. Now we must build on it to get the parties to the negotiating table, he said. Ban noted that the vast majority of the more than 100,000 dead in Syria were killed by conventional weapons. We can hardly be satisfied with destroying chemical weapons while the wider war is still destroying Syria, Ban said. It is time to end the killing and reach the peace the Syrian people need and deserve, he said. US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande had initially called for military action against Syria in response to the chemical attack, calling for accountability.

For The United States diplomacy can’t begin with a bomb

This has done nothing but aid in countries resenting this bullying behavior and should come as no surprise when countries seek revenge. No one cares for the bully on the playground, especially if the bully has nuclear warheads, conventional weapons and a proclivity for bombing countries. Solving the worlds problems isnt the role of the United States and acting militarily isnt the answer unless American interests are threatened directly. For decades, the U.S. has placed weapons in the hands of ruthless monarchies and autocrats in countries such as the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. When these governments look forward to controlling their population many times its by using weapons provided from the United States. Acting as the global police undermines the sovereignty of another country and not allowing another country the same rights to privacy, freedom and justice creates unwanted conflict. Americas overzealous tendency to bomb the shit out of everyone stems from arrogance and ignorance . The arrogance for believing the U.S. is the only country that matters in a global economy and ignorance for not understanding the cultural dynamic of other countries. A lack of education leads to a parochial and ill-informed America unable to render decisions based on diplomacy instead they resort to bombs like a bully who doesnt get their way. America is a super power both militarily and economically and protecting its global interests requires an approach that serves not only its best interests but is also sensitive to the needs of others in a global community. Bombing countries into submission will surely create more enemies and hostility in the world than it will bring about peace, lasting relationships and trust from other sovereign nations. American foreign policies tend to be rooted in selfishness, nurtured in ignorance, and enriched by fear. The byproduct of this combination generally results in war, and its been that way for over sixty years.

United Nations chief calls on countries to ‘stop fueling the bloodshed’ in Syria

Through the Council, the two countries have established an ongoing dialogue to help remove impediments to trade between the United States and Mongolia. Todays agreement with Mongolia represents the first time that the United States has concluded a stand-alone agreement addressing transparency in matters related to international trade and investment. Previously, the United States had only negotiated transparency commitments as part of broader agreements. Negotiating a stand-alone agreement with Mongolia offered an opportunity to build concretely on cooperation between the United States and Mongolia under their TIFA. The U.S.-Mongolia trade relationship has seen impressive growth over the past few years. U.S. exports to Mongolia grew from $116 million in 2010 to more than $665 million in 2012, driven in large part by U.S. supplies and services to develop Mongolias expanding mining sector. U.S. imports from Mongolia increased from $12 million in 2010 to $42 million in 2012. Mongolia has been a member of the World Trade Organization since January 29, 1997. SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE : ustr.gov Please note that this article and / or its accompanying media (picture, video, sound files etc) has not been written, created or taken by M.A.D.