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As UNSC Prez Russia Bans Press EU Virtue Signals Syria OPCW Dysfunction UNmasked

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UN GATE, Oct 5 – In the United Nations from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 821 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, on October 1 Inner City Press wrote to the Russian Mission, as incoming UN Security Council president, with questions including about Western Sahara (on the agenda for month, along with Haiti), Somalia, etc.

 Inner City Press specifically asked to be provided the WebEx codes to be able to ask its questions. No answer. Then it emailed questions to be asked by spokesman Fedor Strzhizhovskiy.

 But when October's UNSC President Vassily Nebenzia took questions, it was from the usual suspects, even worse. See below.

On October 5, still-banned Inner City Press live tweeted the UNSC meeting on Syria, here:

In UN Security Council, maskless  @UKUN_NewYork   @AmbassadorAllen  opposes and asks for a vote on a briefer, a former OPCW staffer. China, also maskless, opposes. (No one w/i 5 feet, UNlike  @UN_Spokesperson   @StephDujarric )

Now  @FranceONU   @NDeRiviere , maskless, and  @GermanyUN 's PR, also complicit in UNSG  @AntonioGuterres ' 825 day ban on Inner City Press, oppose "José Maurício de Figueiredo Bustani 1st DG of OPCW. High minded censors?

 In the middle of a dysfunctional UNSC discussion about Syria, they announce they will be moving their circus onto DR Congo tomorrow - with Inner City Press which reports on UN Peacekeepers' rapes in DRC still banned.

Testimony by Bustani is voted down with three in favor, six against, 6 abstaining (those allowed into the UN by  @MelissaFleming  have not even reported it yet). #UNisDying

Now the blocked statement by Bustani is being read in by October's President of the UN Security Council - the same one that didn't answer Inner City Press formal request to ask it questions by WebEx, nor even answer

Now in UNSC, its  @UNUS   @USAmbUN  Kelly Craft, maskless like her colleagues - and also doing nothing about  @AntonioGuterres ' banning of Inner City Press and non-answer on today's new case of UN sex abuse in CAR, here

@GermanyUN  says  @RussiaUN  blocked  @raad_zeid ; Nebenzia replies it was blocking an agenda item. Germany claims point of order to repeat its point.

The "correspondents" allowed in ignore it; banned Inner City Press asks UN about sex abuseNow  @IndonesiaUNNY  which blocks Inner City Press on Twitter while masking correspondents and even  @UNMediaLiaison  in Batik goes maskless too, while banned Inner City Press exclusively exposes COVID at #UNESCO here

More dysfunction coming, after this new-low meeting including the maskless procession continues:  @BelgiumUN ,  @EstoniaUN , both of which have done nothing about the banning of Inner City Press by UNSG  @AntonioGuterres  and  @MelissaFleming

This a stakeout by Nebenzia entirely with Russian state media, here - while the others focused on nothing but Trump's masklessness, ignored everyone (the same) in the UNSC. UN is corrupt.

  Back on October 1 there was a North Korea supporter who does not have a laptop; there were state media including a guy who's hidden in Xinhua's huge UN office for more than a decade.

  There were no questions about Africa, but for one on Libya. Nothing on DR Congo, in the agenda, nor Mali. Pathetic - all around. Inner City Press live tweeted it, here, and will continue:

Here's is the UNSC Program of Work for October - with Inner City Press banned from any entry of the UN, pure censorship: #DRC 6th, #Mali 8th, Great Lakes 13th - then #WesternSahara / MINURSO consultations 14th (only Morocco media in?), "adoption" 28th

Now a WebEx question from a correspondent who doesn't even have a camera. Inner City Press has repeated asked  @UNMediaLiaison  &  @MelissaFleming  for the codes, like it has and uses at IMF - without any answer or explanation. We've emailed a Q on #WesternSaraha...

 by the way, the correspondent without even a camera, given a question, didn't even ask about the UN Security Council's program for October - which includes UN failure locations #DRC and #Haiti and #WesternSahara - but instead... the Arctic. #failNow October's UNSC Prez is answering about his "Arria formula" about Syria chemical weapons - banned Inner City Press covered that one, too, here.

Look at the handful, many retirees, allowed in the WebEx to ask questions about the UNSC work in October: a 90 year old photographer for Ng Lap Seng, a Lebanese socialite who writes mostly about restaurants, a guy whose been hiding in Xinhua's office for a decade  Are these the only question(er)s they can handle? The UN is an island of censorship, right on the island of Manhattan. This is UNCA.  

Some news in this:  @RussiaUN  says: Yes, Turkey unequivocally supports Azerbaijan on #NagornoKarabakh. But that does not mean that we, Russia, unequivocally support Armenia" (!)

 Now called on to ask question about UNSC work in October - woman without any computer, who's said she "ate well in North Korea." Inner City Press' written questions to  @RussiaUN  on Program of Work, including #WesternSahara, still not asked, much less answered....

The woman without a computer is asked to "provide the coordinates" of the pro-North Korea neurosurgeon she has offered to provide testimony to the UNSC in October. 52 minutes into press conference, no questions on Africa other than Libya. #pathetic

Now  @RussiaUN  tells its own media they'd *love* to have Minister Lavrov in New York, but he would have to be quarantined, "it is not realistic."


  The Program belatedly went up - with countries on which Niger ignored and censored questions: Myanmar, Somalia, where UNMAS sent local staff to be killed, and Colombia and South Sudan. There will be Francophonie on September 8. We have now written directly to the Mission's 404 spokesman - and will have more on this.

When Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefings this month while refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise. And Indonesia? We'll report.

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