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3rd January 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

FDD's Claudia Rosett on the U.N. intellectual property agency's close ties to North Korea and Iran. more...

20th December 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Technology for Tyrants

It's well over a year since the United Nations intellectual property agency got caught undermining the U.N.’s own sanctions—shipping U.S.-origin computers... more...

26th November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Don’t Trust, Can’t Verify

Thomas Joscelyn

The second line of the new nuclear deal with Iran is curious, to say the least: “Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop... more...

22nd November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Iran’s Chief Negotiator

Along with President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is yet another arrow in the quiver of the Islamic Republic’s charm offensive. more...

15th November 2013 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD's Claudia Rosett talks about the election of China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council. more...

15th November 2013 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD's Claudia Rosett talks about the election of China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council. more...

12th November 2013 – Quoted by Daniel Wiser, Washington Free Beacon

United Nations Elects Human Rights Violators to Human Rights Council

The United Nations elected China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia to seats on its Human Rights Council Tuesday, all countries that have been widely condemned... more...

11th November 2013 – 89.3 KPCC Radio - California


Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. has lost its voting rights at Unesco, two years after withholding financial dues to the organization after Palestine was admitted as member. US contribution... more...

8th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

U.S. loses its UNESCO voting right more...

8th November 2013 – Quoted by Brett Schaefer, National Review Online

No Vote for Uncle Sam in UNESCO?

The U.S. is expected to lose its vote in the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference on Friday because... more...

27th October 2013 – Fox News

Iran Gives Christians 80 Lashes for Communion Wine as UN Blasts Human Rights Record

Benjamin Weinthal

Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United... more...

24th October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: UN Adds Benghazi Suspect to al Qaeda Sanctions List

Thomas Joscelyn

The United Nations added Muhammad Jamal al Kashef, a longtime subordinate to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, to its sanctions list on Oct. 18. The UN's... more...

21st October 2013 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD's Claudia Rosett touches on several topics, including Syria’s chemical weapons, North Korea, and the Iranian partnership with the United Nations. more...

19th October 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Turns Down UN Security Council Seat

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia made the surprising choice on Friday to give up its first ever seat on the UN Security Council. The position, which... more...

18th October 2013 – Quoted by Rosie Gray, BuzzFeed

State Department “Not Aware Of A Heads Up” From Saudis Before UNSC Decision

Jonathan Schanzer

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Friday that she was not aware of any warning from the Saudis to the Americans before they decided to turn... more...

18th October 2013 – National Review Online

Why Did Saudi Arabia Snub the U.S.?

Benjamin Weinthal

There were some precursors over the last several months to Saudi Arabia’s decision today to decline its seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Saudi... more...

1st October 2013 – Quoted by Jonathan Ferziger & Calev Ben-David, Bloomberg

Netanyahu as Patriarch of Iran Sanctions Is Wary of Shift

Mark Dubowitz

For more than 15 years and more than any other world leader, Benjamin Netanyahu demanded sanctions against Iran to stop it from getting nuclear weapons. more...

1st October 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations and negotiations with Iran. more...

30th September 2013 – Forbes

Iran, the U.N.‘s New Authority On Nuclear Disarmament

With Iran pushing toward nuclear breakout ability at home, while peddling what some have dubbed “charm” abroad, there were plenty of odd moments... more...

28th September 2013 – Quoted by Sangwon Yoon & Nicole Gaouette, Bloomberg

Syria Chemical-Arms Resolution Passes UN Security Council

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a breakthrough agreement to eliminate all of Syria’s chemical weapons. The council voted 15-0 last... more...


15th April 2013 - 4:00 AM

Claudia Rosett Speaks on Iran and the UN

‘Iran at the UN: An Underreported Game of Influence’

The Henry Jackson Society, London, UK

20th February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Claudia Rosett Presides at Conversation with Amb Frederick Barton

A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Council on Foreign Relations