Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

Dispute over who the missiles were given back to
Palestinian children attend a class at the UNRWA elementary school in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City

United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

U.N. Promotes Iran to Top Post, Disputes Israel’s Legitimacy

International body gripped by ‘scandalous’ ‘moral inversion’
Austria UN Headquarters

The United Nations has elected Iran to be vice chair of the General Assembly’s (GA) legal committee, a high-level post that will permit Tehran’s envoy to preside over the GA, run meetings, and have a leading voice in the most important debates about the international body.

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel

Dissidents testified on arbitrary arrests, torture of detainees
Delegates attend the opening of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland / AP

Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents were reportedly harassed this week by officials from their authoritarian governments while participating in a panel at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog group.

Enigmatic Iranian Military Man at Center of U.N. Nuclear Investigation

Iranian flag at UN headquarters

VIENNA (Reuters) – He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.

U.S., Iran Experts Dispute Nuclear Bomb ‘Breakout’ Timeline

The United Nations headquarters building is pictured in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) – A U.S. security institute estimates that Iran could amass material for a nuclear bomb in three months or less while Iranian experts cite a time frame six times longer – a dispute going to the heart of talks between Tehran and global powers.

UN Taps Israel Critic for Top Human Rights Post

Experts concerned about continued anti-Israel bias
Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein / AP

The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks.