Israel has refused to co-operate with the UN’s fact-finding mission, expected to investigate Israeli settlements in the West Bank. It comes after the organization authorized the probe on Thursday. As RT’s Paula Slier reports, Israel shows little sign of stopping its policy of expansion in the area.
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UN nuclear inspectors have arrived in Tehran for the second time in a month to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme.
Chief inspector Herman Nackaerts said his team’s “highest priority” was to clarify the “possible military dimensions” of the nuclear programme.
But he cautioned that progress “may take a while”.
Iran insists it is enriching uranium to use for power generation, but Western nations believe the programme is geared towards making weapons.
Tensions have risen over speculation that Israel may carry out a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Some countries’ failure to pay into a UN disaster relief fund is leaving the world “dangerously unprepared” for future crises, Andrew Mitchell says.
The international development secretary said several countries had not donated to the Central Emergency Response Fund, aimed at speeding-up relief delivery.
Britain has increased its pledge for 2012 from £40m to £60m but the fund is expected to be £45m short next year.
The international community must “wake up” to the challenge, Mr Mitchell said.