Rayan Ansari

Rayan Ansari

U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran

On Saturday night, the U.S. broke ranks with almost every other United Nations Security Council member, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that international sanctions on Iran are back in effect. This is the latest move in President Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran. The move was made through the “snapback” process, which would …

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53 countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council Back China’s Hong Kong National Security Law

At the UN Human Rights council in Geneva, fifty-three countries, led by Cuba, showed their support for China’s new security law for Hong Kong. The legislation was passed almost unanimously by the National People’s Congress, approving the resolution to ban secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, foreign intervention, and giving mainland China’s state security agencies …

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