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NZ considers further sanctions on Iran

Wellington, July 27 NZPA - New Zealand is considering imposing further sanctions on Iran as part of an international bid to halt its nuclear programme. The European Union (EU) and Canada announced yesterday they would adopt new sanctions on Iran.

Gaza Flotilla: NZer in custody but unharmed - McCully

Gaza Flotilla: NZer in custody but unharmed - McCully
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 1 NZPA - A New Zealander who was on board a Gaza-bound flotilla stormed by Israeli troops is in custody but unharmed, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

New ambassador to France announced

New ambassador to France announced
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Career diplomat Rosemary Banks is to be New Zealand's next Ambassador to France. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Ms Banks would also be accredited as New Zealand's Ambassador to Portugal, and to the OECD, which is based in Paris.

Key To Address General Assembly

Key To Address General Assembly
By Maggie Tait of NZPA New York, Sept 25 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key will today (10am Saturday NZ Time) address the United Nations General Assembly for the first time and will push New Zealand's message on climate change and anti-nuclear policy.

Nuclear Resolution Historic, Says Key

Nuclear Resolution Historic, Says Key
By Maggie Tait of NZPA New York, Sept 24 NZPA - A UN Security Council resolution on nuclear non-proliferation is historic and significant, Prime Minister John Key says.

Key Heads To Ny To Rub Shoulders With World Leaders

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key leaves today for a politically high-octane week in New York meeting world leaders, the head of the United Nations and appearing on a TV show watched by more than three million people.

Nuclear Testing Condemned But Patience Needed, Says McCully

Nuclear Testing Condemned But Patience Needed, Says McCully
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - North Korea's continuing developing of nuclear weapons is being condemned here but it's too early to say what the international response might be, says Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

Key Says Events In North Korea Very Disturbing

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has joined the United Nations Security Council criticism of North Korea's latest nuclear test, describing the blast as a very disturbing event.

McCully Calls For Restraint In Sri Lanka

McCully Calls For Restraint In Sri Lanka
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - New Zealand is calling on both sides of violence in Sri Lanka to show restraint. Foreign Minister Murray McCully appealed to Sri Lankan government forces and the Tamil Tigers to heed international calls to stop fighting.

McCully Says Un Being "Hypocritical"

McCully Says Un Being "Hypocritical"
Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has criticised the UN saying it was "hypocritical" to call for elections in Fiji and yet to continue using Fijian soldiers. Fiji has 282 troops, military observers or police employed in UN missions around the world.

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