US ‘ready’ for nuclear talks with Iran… with precondition of addressing ‘regional issues’

The Joe Biden administration said it’s willing to sit down with Iran to discuss renewing the 2015 nuclear pact, though a senior US official noted the talks must cover other “regional issues” – a potential deal-breaker for Tehran. “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting […]

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Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders

António Guterres was addressing a virtual meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), where he praised countries for their leadership during the crisis, even as they confront shocks to their economies, tourism sector, trade and remittances.  “Your unique voice is vital as we tackle shared threats such as climate change, citizen insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Equality, sustainability should guide COVID-19 recovery, say governments at regional forum

Gathered virtually for the thirty-eighth session of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), top officials highlighted the multifaceted impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, which have exposed deep development gaps in the region.  Solidarity ‘our only lifeline’  Addressing the session’s opening on Monday, via a video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres […]

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