Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

In Other Media-eg AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis



ICP on YouTube

UN: Sri Lanka


Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

On Syria, US Sends Rice While Turkey & Jordan to Brief, No Lavrov

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, August 28. updated -- So who's coming for France's August 30 "closed public briefing" in the UN Security Council on Syria?

  Yesterday Inner City Press reported that Colombia will send its foreign minister Patricia Holguin -- President Santos has now confirmed his government's negotiations with the FARC -- while Pakistan would be represented at the Deputy Permanent Representative level.

  Now we add: Germany is going in the middle, to be represented by its Permanent Representative Peter Wittig. Some might say he is almost ministerial: while as Inner City Press exclusively reported, Germany will chair the budgetary Fifth Committee, it has said it will be at the level of Deputy Permanent Representative Peter Berger (who has budget experience, it is noted.)

   The US, it's confirmed to Inner City Press, will be represented by Susan Rice. Since she's in the Cabinet, she is considered a minister. Togo, it's been said, is sending a minister.

   Russia, it now seems clear, is not sending Foreign Minister Lavrov, but rather its Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin. After some refused his invitation to a New York meeting of the Action Group on Syria, some were surprised he'd attend.

   New Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi will meet with Security Council members on August 29 in the North Lawn building -- it is NOT a formal Security Council meeting, it's been stress -- then apparently lunch with ministers on August 30.

At the August 30 closed public briefing, the foreign ministers of Turkey and Jordan, neither a member of the Security Council, will give briefings to the Council. Jordan's Permanent Representative has been active of late in the North Lawn building.

 Inner City Press is now told that Lebanon will come -- not the foreign minister -- and Iraq, maybe: as "neighbors."  But if that's the rationale, isn't there another neighbor? 

  Other non-Council members can't speak, which seems to be the reason for this format. But as one wag mused, if Iran is good enough for Ban Ki-moon, why not this debate? Watch this site.

Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-253, UN, NY 10017 USA Tel: 212-963-1439

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2012 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]