US envoy: US has ‘other tools’ if Iran’s bad actions go on

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, right, accompanied by President Donald Trump, left, speaks at a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Updated 06 December 2019

US envoy: US has ‘other tools’ if Iran’s bad actions go on

  • The Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior”
  • The US envoy said the United States will respond to human rights abuses in North Korea, Iran and anywhere else in the world that rights are abused

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.”
Craft also told a wide-ranging press conference that all 15 members of the UN Security Council are united in their concern about any more ballistic missile launches by North Korea, which she called a serious world issue.
The US envoy said the United States will respond to human rights abuses in North Korea, Iran and anywhere else in the world that rights are abused.
Craft was responding to a letter from North Korea’s UN Ambassador Kim Song warning that if the United States goes ahead with a UN Security Council meeting this month on its human rights situation, it will be “another serious provocation” resulting from America’s “hostile policy“and will worsen the situation on the Korean peninsula. She was also responding to recent protests in Iran where hundreds of protesters were reportedly killed.


Philippines confirms 4,226 new coronavirus cases, 41 more deaths

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Philippines confirms 4,226 new coronavirus cases, 41 more deaths

  • Philippines, with a population of 107 million, leads Southeast Asian nations in the most number of cases

MANILA: The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 4,226 new coronavirus infections and 41 additional deaths.
In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have risen to 126,885 while deaths have reached 2,209, with bulk of cases and casualties reported in the capital.
The Philippines, with a population of 107 million, leads Southeast Asian nations in the most number of cases and is second to Indonesia in deaths.