Matthew Rycroft - United Nations Security Council

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Several countries want an open session, which, in my national capacity, I would support.feedback
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Sep 13 2017 Rohingya
Matthew Rycroft has been quoted 44 times. The one recent article where Matthew Rycroft has been quoted is U.S. Weakens Resolution on North Korea to Gain Chinese and Russian Support. Most recently, Matthew Rycroft was quoted as having said, “The version on the table is strong, it is robust, it is a very significant set of additional sanctions on imports into North Korea and on exports out of North Korea and other measures as well, so that's why we will be voting in favor of it.”.
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Apr 05 2017 - Chemical weapons

This does not look like the opposition, or terrorists, it bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime, and the use of chemical weapons is a war crime.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Russia

Russia will say they don't have any information...and yet we are seeing all the signs of a nerve agent capable of killing hundreds of people.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - United Nations

History will judge all of us in how we respond to these unforgettable and unforgivable images of the innocent. How long are we going to sit here and pretend that actions in these chambers have no consequences? This bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime and the use of chemical weapons is a war crime.feedback

Mar 31 2017

We will fail the people of the region if we do not respond to what we saw, if we don't take tangible actions to bring real relief, real respite to the suffering, the hunger, the instability. If we act now, famine can be avoided.feedback

Mar 28 2017

The UK is not attending the negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons because we do not believe that those negotiations will lead to effective progress on global nuclear disarmament. They cannot and will not work.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - World Bank

This is the start of a process. We're clear that organisations like the UN and World Bank have a central role to play in helping address global challenges like disasters, conflict and disease.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - United Nations

The proposal should support Iraq's national efforts and fully respect it national laws and sovereignty. But it is also an urgent task. And we look forward to finalizing that proposal with you very, very soon.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - Daesh

We expressed concern over reports of possible use of chemical weapons by Daesh and we look forward to the results of Iraq's investigation into those allegations.feedback

Mar 09 2017

MINUSTAH in Haiti is a very good example of a mission that has basically done its job. So we'll be very happy for that one to close down.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - North Korea

The exercises by the United States and the Republic of Korea ... are defending against threats to international peace and security. The threat comes from DPRK (North Korea) and the continued plan to nuclearize the DPRK and it is that program of nuclearization that needs to stop immediately.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - United Nations

This is about taking a stand when children are poisoned, it's that simple.feedback

Feb 13 2017

There should be a statement unifying the Security Council and setting out clearly the seriousness of the violation.feedback

Dec 21 2016 - United Nations

The significance, if implemented, will be that people who are in areas that are not held by the regime would be able to have access to much needed food, medicine, blankets, shelter provided by the U.N. and humanitarian agencies over the course of the next year. But as always it all depends on actions not words.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Aleppo

They have gone from siege to slaughter.feedback

Dec 08 2016

But what I hope that it will do is to demonstrate that there is a moral majority here, there are states who are not on the Security Council but have very strong views about peace and security, and who are distressed that through a series of vetoes the Security Council has failed to provide the unity necessary to change the situation in Syria.feedback

Nov 23 2016

We literally sit side-by-side in the Security Council and we will continue to be shoulder to shoulder.feedback

Oct 11 2016 - Sudan

If we find that there isn't that full cooperation then yes it'll definitely be time to look again at the arms embargo.feedback

Oct 08 2016 - United Nations

Although it's high time for a woman, we were going to pick the strongest person in this field, and that is exactly what we have done.feedback

Oct 07 2016 - Aleppo

We are all in favor of fighting terrorism in Syria but the biggest single killer of innocent civilians in Syria is the Syrian regime. The second biggest killer of innocent civilians in Syria is Russia, and it's only the third biggest killer of innocent civilians in Syria that is al-Qaida, al-Nusra and all the other terrorists.feedback

Oct 06 2016

It was a crowded field, it was a strong field and I'm delighted that seven of the 13 candidates were women but I and others have always been clear that while now is the right time for a woman that we were going to pick the strongest person.feedback

Oct 06 2016

Although it's high time for a woman ... the most important thing for the UK was the qualities of leadership of this position.feedback

Sep 29 2016

The Russian proposal is designed to sound good, but to allow them to carry on their deadly bombing campaign.feedback

Sep 25 2016 - Aleppo

The U.S. and Russian bid to bring peace to Syria "is very, very near the end of its life and yes the Security Council needs to be ready to fulfill our responsibilities.feedback

Sep 24 2016 - Russia

They are now facing an unprecedented, unrelenting onslaught of cruelty, and it is increasingly clear that it is an onslaught beyond the capabilities of the Syrian Air Force alone. In short, it is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes.feedback

Sep 09 2016

Your veto today, Mr. President, has only confirmed what we have known for so long. Russia's actions in recent weeks have exposed just how hollow Russia's commitments to the peaceful process is.feedback

Sep 09 2016

The U.K. will be pushing for as robust and speedy a response as possible.feedback

Aug 30 2016 - Sanctions

The sorts of things we will be looking at are the imposition of a sanctions regime and some form of accountability within international legal mechanisms.feedback

Aug 30 2016

Russia was absolutely instrumental in the creation of this Joint Investigative Mechanism working constructively with the United States, so let's hear what they have to say but I would expect them to want the fruits of their labors i.e., this report to lead to action.feedback

Jun 02 2016

We call on the (Syrian) regime to provide land access and if they're not going to do that, then to allow air drops to deliver aid to these people.feedback

Jan 12 2016

Wilfully impeding relief supply and access can constitute a violation of international humanitarian law.feedback

Jan 06 2016

The Security Council needs to be clear in its condemnation and robust in its response.feedback

Oct 09 2015

These groups have no respect for human life. They exploit those taking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. They overfill poorly maintained boats, ill-suited to such a difficult crossing. And, they abandon their passengers at the first sign of trouble.feedback

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