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Who Owns the UN? After US Power Says Cut North Korea’s Mic & UN Does, UN Won’t Say Why

Overview

On April 30, US Ambassador Samantha Power told the UN to cut off the microphone of a North Korean diplomat who intervened with a speech in a meeting on UN Conference Room 3, as the speech turned to CIA torture and police brutality in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. This reporter twice asked the UN under what rules it obeyed US Power’s command and cut the mic on another member state; UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said to ask the US, and called this reporter an “obnoxious child.” But why did Power order the cut, and why did the UN obey? Who owns the UN?

UNITED NATIONS, May 1, with UN video — When the US Mission and that of South Korea started an event on human rights…

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