After days centered on Ukraine, different issues emerge at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After three days through which the warfare in Ukraine consumed world leaders on the United Nations, different conflicts and issues are starting to emerge.

Some are long-simmering ones with international attain which have receded from the general public’s consideration just lately. Israel’s prime minister referred to as for the institution of a Palestinian state in a speech Thursday that centered on that battle. The Palestinian president speaks on Friday.

Others are regional conflicts which have flared. Armenia’s prime minister warned that “the chance of recent aggression by Azerbaijan stays very excessive” after the biggest outbreak of hostilities between the 2 adversaries in almost two years. The ex-Soviet nations are locked in battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is a part of Azerbaijan however has been underneath the management of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist warfare there resulted in 1994.

Leaders from Iraq and Pakistan, in the meantime, take the stage Friday. Each nations are pivotal to the geopolitical world order however have acquired much less international consideration lately.

The annual gathering of leaders on the U.N. Normal Meeting supplies a possibility for every nation to air its issues and specific its hopes. This yr’s assembly has to date centered closely on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the following warfare, as nations have deplored how the battle has upended the geopolitical order, repeatedly raised the specter of nuclear catastrophe and unleashed meals and power crises.

Russia and Ukraine confronted off Thursday at a Safety Council assembly — a rare if transient encounter throughout which the highest diplomats from nations at warfare have been in the identical room exchanging barbs and accusations, albeit circuitously to one another.

On the assembly, the USA referred to as on different nations to inform Russia to cease making nuclear threats and finish “the horror” of its warfare. Moscow repeated its frequent claims that Kyiv has lengthy oppressed Russian audio system in Ukraine’s east — one of many explanations Vladimir Putin’s authorities has supplied for the invasion.

The Safety Council assembly got here a day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, chatting with the assembled leaders by way of video, insisted that his forces would win the warfare and demanded extra strong U.N. motion. The Normal Meeting gave Zelenskyy a move from leaving his wartime nation so he may seem remotely — a call Russia opposed.

In the meantime, over within the meeting corridor, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid delivered a speech centered on the Palestinians.

The speech, forward of Nov. 1 elections, gave the impression to be a part of an effort by Lapid to painting himself — each to voters and international leaders — as a statesman and average different to his principal rival, hardline former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“An settlement with the Palestinians, primarily based on two states for 2 peoples, is the precise factor for Israel’s safety, for Israel’s financial system and for the way forward for our kids,” Lapid stated.

However he was quick on particulars, and there’s just about no probability Lapid, who has lengthy supported a two-state resolution, will get to push ahead together with his imaginative and prescient. Israel’s parliament is dominated by events that oppose Palestinian independence, and opinion polls forecast an analogous end result after the upcoming elections.

The Palestinians search the West Financial institution, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip — territories captured by Israel in 1967 — for an unbiased state, a place that enjoys extensive worldwide assist.


Related Press journalists Andrew Katell in New York and Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report. For extra AP protection of the U.N. Normal Meeting, go to

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