The Topic Was the UN Charter, but the Backdrop Was a Just-Averted US-Iran War

A UNSC debate, scheduled long before the recent US-Iran attacks, had frequent references to the alarming actions by member states as discouragement prevailed.

by Dulcie Leimbach. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

Secretary-General António Guterres arriving at the Security Council meeting on upholding the United Nations Charter, Jan. 9, 2020. The debate was scheduled long before the recent US-Iran attacks, but those alarming actions were referred to directly or alluded to by member states as discouragement prevailed. MARK GARTEN/UN PHOTO

Independent Coverage the United Nations. A project of The New School’s Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, supported by the Carnegie Corporation.

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