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In Corrupt UN of Guterres Kuwait State Media Inflates Performance on UNSC Amid Press Ban

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Dec 22 –  In the decaying sideshow of the UN and its Security Council, as five non-permanent members leave state media inflates their performance.

Inner City Press, which covered in person these five's performance from January through June of 2018 before being roughed up and banned by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with no reaction by the five, despite claims of commitment to press freedom and even UN transparency, has continued to cover them.

    Kuwait, for example, which has gotten its KUNA to inflate its performance, phoned it in on African issues including praising Paul Biya, dictator of Cameroon.

   Its Permanent Representative, a pleasure enough man, when Inner City Press standing at the Delegates Entrance raised the issue of its expulsion and ban by Guterres, replied that if the UN Correspondents Association with state media like Xinhua on its Executive Committee was colluding with Guterres there was nothing to be done. One, this is weak for a member state. Two, it confirms how disgusting the UN has become under Guterres.

    Here's from KUNA, annotated by Inner City Press: "Through its non-permanent membership in the Security Council, Kuwait succeeded in enforcing its distinguished diplomatic mark and present solutions to many complex issues facing the world." Which solutions were those?

"During that month many important sessions were held and discussed three main issues: Palestine, Iraq and the purposes of the United Nations Charter in maintaining international peace and security." Here was Inner City Press' review of that Presidency, which before Guterres' lawless ban it was able to cover in person.

"On May 31, 2019, Kuwait chaired the UNSC for the month of June, for the third time in its history. On June 13, 2019, Kuwait released a presidential statement of the UNSC on the cooperation between the council and the Arab League during a session chaired by Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled; among the participants are the United Nations Security General Antonio Guterres." And Inner City Press was banned. Here is its review of Kuwait's month: "

On August 29, 2019, Ambassador Al-Otaibi announced that the penholders of the Syrian humanitarian file at the UNSC, which are Kuwait, Belgium and Germany, presented a draft resolution to the UNSC on Idlib, which aims to put an end to the deteriorating human conditions in the Syrian city.  The UNSC discussed the draft resolution on September 29, however it failed to adopt it due to Russian and China`s veto.  In response, Ambassador Al-Otaibi expressed disappointment."

So what were the achievements, again? We'll continue to cover this and the UNSC, even while the censor Guterres and his Melissa Fleming maintain their ban on the Press. Viet Nam takes over January 1, 2020.  


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