DEBKAfile's US intelligence sources report indications of impending war preparations against Iran after Tehran's rejections of the UN-brokered proposal to ship its enriched uranium overseas for further enrichment. These sources reveal that the administration is seeking congressional authorization to open America's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Furthermore, the US-Israeli joint US-Israel Juniper Cobra ballistic exercise is in full swing.
UN resolution makes demands of Israel, but not Palestinians
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday set the stage for more powerful UN bodies to focus on a slew of war-crimes allegations against Israel, endorsing a report it commissioned on last winter's Israeli assault on Gaza...
The Geneva-based body called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to make sure the UN Security Council gets involved, and also said the 192-member General Assembly should take up the matter.