Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.
Nikki Haley said the US was not saying that Iran was in breach of the agreement, but she raised concerns about its activities that are not covered by the pact.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
Sanctions have done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with US President Donald Trump who has vowed to stop Pyongyang.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” and urged the 15-member UN Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” sanctions to deter him.
North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the US mainland within range
Trump blamed both sides for clashes in Charlottesville, where white nationalists were protesting the removal of a statue of a confederate general.
Iran says new US sanctions breach the agreement it reached in 2015 with the United States, Russia, China and three European powers.
President Xi’s comments came hours after President Trump warned North Korea that the US military was “locked and loaded”.
The US-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood.
After talking to Trump, Abe said efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue were undermined by Pyongyang’s unilateral “escalation.”
The US argue that Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, while Russia contends it was just a medium-range one, which hamstrings the US effort to push for stronger sanctions.
Ivanka Trump took the president’s place at a G20 meeting, an event that raised eyebrows and drew a sharp rebuke from Chelsea Clinton.
Nikki Haley told the Security Council that North Korea’s actions were “quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution.”
“We’re starting to see serious instability in Venezuela,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters after the closed-door Security Council meeting, which was requested by the US.
The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley met her Indian counterpart Syed Akbaruddin to discuss measures to strengthen partnership at the UN.
Trump has said the US share of UN budgets was “unfair” and has proposed an unspecified reduction in funding for the world body and its agencies.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
At the same time, a broad campaign against UN peacekeeping is also being waged in the Security Council by ambassador Nikki Haley.
Men of violence are in command in the US and now call the shots in the world’s major ‘trouble spots,’ with diplomacy slowly slipping out of sight.
Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.
Russia continues to side with Syria as the country’s government and diplomats deny any involvement in the deadly sarin gas attack in Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun.
The UN chief has a tough task ahead, especially with Donald Trump at the helm in the US.
Russia says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebels, not Assad’s government, and accused the US of illegal aggression on a false pretext.
Former colonial power France intervened in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before.
Moscow offered an alternative explanation: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
Western countries blamed Syrian armed forces for the recent gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area of Idliib.
The external affairs ministry has reacted predictably by dismissing Nikki Haley’s claim that the US will “find its place” in talks between India and Pakistan.
The trip was Sisi’s first official US visit since being elected president in 2014. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, never extended an invitation.
The Trump administration’s view is a departure from Obama’s stance and at odds with European powers, who insist Bashar al-Assad must step down.
“It is only normal for criminals to pressure and attack those who advocate the cause of their victims,” Rima Khalaf wrote in the resignation letter.
If the US cuts its funds to the UN, it will come at a time when the number of people needing organisational assistance has peaked since records began.
Israel’s UN ambassador condemned the report, calling it ‘despicable’ and an attempt to tarnish the only democracy in the Middle East.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin was regarded highly by President Vladimir Putin and was always a pugnacious defender of Russian policy, notably its intensive bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo last year to crush rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Most of Trump’s positions go against the principles accepted by the UN. The new secretary-general will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
The newly appointed US ambassador to the UN’s comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution.
Former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad is no longer under consideration after the US objected to his appointment, showing that divisions over Palestine still run deep at the world body.
The US and other western countries have in the past used their strength to threaten nations into ‘falling in line’.
Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters, ambassador Nikki Haley said US expects its allies to back the country; otherwise “we’re taking names,” she said.
“When America fails to lead, the world becomes a dangerous place. And when the world becomes more dangerous, the American people become more vulnerable.”