Responses given by the Foreign Secretary on behalf of this House to the MUN
(Original post by New Clashes as UN Team arrives in Syria)
The HoC is deeply concerned by these new clashes. We condemn the actions taken by the Assad regime and urge the regime to act according to the deal brokered. We will continue to work will our allies in the Security Council on this deeply disturbing development to ensure that we send the strongest message possible that these actions are not appropriate.
(Original post by Somalia bombing kills at least 12)
The HoC condemns these attacks in the strongest terms possible and extend our deepest condolences to all affected by these vicious and unprovoked attacks.
(Original post by Japan Offers $60bn in Fresh Loans to the International Monetry Fund)
The MHoC will not be contributing any additional funds to the IMF. We believe that the IMF should be no substitute for the Eurozone taking more action. We also believe that the IMF perpetuates the welfare state on a larger scale and leads to the loss of self determination for nations. The MHoC will only make private loans available to its trading partners where it is in the benefit of the MHoC to do so and will decide on a case by case basis.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/04 - Concerning the Situation in North Korea)
The HoC supports the above resolution and calls on North Korea to return to the negotiating table over this and many other issues.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/03 - Concerning the Situation in Syria)
The HoC supports this resolution and we thank the representatives for bringing this to the attention of the General Assembly and for taking a pro-active approach in attempting to stop this situation from deteriorating. The HoC will consider what further sanctions we can take in order to continue to put pressure upon the regime to abide by the ceasefire.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/05 - Readdressing the issue of chocolate)
The MHoC welcomes this resolution, but will refrain from supporting this resolution until the text explicitly states that this should be combined with a healthy lifestyle and exercise which can also increase people's happiness. Should said text appear within the resolution, then the MHoC will vote in favour of this resolution.
(Original post by Mali Tuareg Rebels enter Timbuktu after Troops Flee)
The MHoC is deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Mali. We will be monitoring the situation closely and have urged all British citizens to leave the country.
(Original post by US takes China 'at word' on N. Korea sanctions)
The MHoC believes thar China should abide by the sanctions placed upon North Korea by the Security Council and agreed upon with China's support and that any claims that these sanctions have been broken should be investigated by the UN. The MHoC urges North Korea to return to talks aimed at defusing the deeply alarming situation on the Korean peninsula. The MHoC is monitoring the situation carefully.
(Original post by Bashir says Sudan to teach South "final lesson by force")
The MHoC is deeply alarmed by the escalating situation in the Sudan region. We urge both sides to cease rhetoric which will only inflame the situation and begin talks aimed at defusing the tension.
(Original post by YPF Repsol: Spain says Argentina shot itself in foot)
The MHoC believes that Argentine rhetoric and their recent actions only serve to alienate those outside South America. Argentina should stop these inflammatory actions if it is to develop the ties and the bonds that are needed to help develop its economy.
(Original post by Egypt cancels Israeli gas contract)
The MHoC is concerned about increasing tensions in the region, but believes that this is a business deal and will intervene no further than to merely state its concern.
(Original post by China expresses confidence in North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un)
The MHoC believes that North Korea and its leadership should show that it is capable of responsible leadership before we express confidence in the new leader. We believe that China's comments are premature.
(Original post by India Launches IBM)
The MHoC welcomes the success of this missile test.
(Original post by UN Votes to Boost Syria Mission)
The MHoC welcomes this move and continues to be concerned about the developing situation in Syria.
(Original post by Syrian security forces 'kill dozens Hama')
The MHoC thanks the representative for Qatar for bringing this to the attention of the MUN. We urge the Syrian government to abide by the ceasefire negotiated by Mr. Annan and for a peaceful dialogue to occur between both sides aimed at resolving this crisis.
(Original post by Greek Unrest after Pensioner Suicide Outside Parliament)
The MHoC is concerned by these reports, but can not see how reducing the cuts or exiting the euro would help the economic situation. We hope that calm can be restored to Greece swiftly.
(Original post by Charles Taylor Convicted of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity)
The MHoC is pleased to see that justice has been served in this case.
(Original post by Israel military chief says other nations readying their forces for potential strike)
The MHoC does not favour war as a means of solving the Iranian crisis and we hope to avoid war wherever possible. We will try every other solution, but it would be foolish to rule out war.
(Original post by Iran 'two-faced' over nuclear negotiations)
The MHoC backs this position, but notes that we must reward progress and try to solve this crisis in a calm and peaceful manner.
(Original post by Philippines-China Standoff Could Spin out of Hand)
The MHoC urges both sides to show restraint and to begin talks aimed at defusing the situation.
(Original post by Hama deaths prompt call for U.N. action)
The MHoC expresses its disgust at the actions and calls on President Assad to abide immediately by the UN peace plan.
(Original post by Bomb blasts hit Syrian city of Idlib)
The MHoC condemns this further, unnecessary bloodshed. We hope to present this issue formally to the MUN and to increase the amount of peacekeepers involved in Syria.
(Original post by UN calls for increased efforts to stop spread of foot & mouth disease in Middle East)
The MHoC thanks the representative for Qatar for raising this issue within the MUN. While we agree that action must be taken with this disease, we also would like to note that action should be taken with any disease when it threatens the world with devastating consequences.
(Original post by US, China to hold talks on rights)
The MHoC believes that human rights talks have the potential to be a great amount of benefit to the ordinary Chinese citizens. We do, however, note that these talks must be more than simply talking shops and we hope that these talks will lead to an improved situation in China regarding human rights.
(Original post by Dozen killed, 120 wounded in Russia's Caucasus by twin blasts)
The MHoC stands firm with our Russian allies in the wake of this deadly attack. We condemn these attacks outright and send our sympathy to the families and friends of those individuals who have sadly lost their lives.
(Original post by Russia Offers Pyramid Radar for Missile Defense)
The MHoC welcomes this news and hopes that it is a sign of further co-operation between Russia and NATO which is a positive step forward for the world and these organisations to take.
(Original post by W. Africa bloc threatens coup leaders in Mali, G. Bissau)
The MHoC is concerned about the state of affairs within Mali and Guinea-Bissau. We urge the coup leaders to listen to international demands and international pressure. We are advising our citizens to avoid all, but essential travel to these countries and to avoid all travel in some parts.
(Original post by Putin criticizes Euro 2012 boycott calls)
The MHoC is concerned about the situation in the Ukraine concerning Yulia Tymoshenko. We will be following Chancellor Merkel's lead in revealing our decision nearer the tournament in question, though I will not be attending this tournament due to my disinterest in football.
(Original post by Suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan kills at least 17)
The MHoC sends its deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We condemn these attacks in the strongest terms possible.
(Original post by Iran dismisses Western demand to close nuclear bunker)
The MHoC condemns these comments and believes that Iran must listen to the international community with regards to its nuclear programme. It is isolating itself unnecessarily and should return to the negotiating table open to all ideas.
(Original post by Protests planned in Syria after university raid)
The MHoC continues to condemn the actions of President Assad. Universities should be places of independent and free thought and research and we condemn this latest attack.
(Original post by Bahrain warns Iran against meddling in its affairs)
The MHoC believes that both states must immediately end this war of words. The ever hostile exchange of words will not help the situation and we believe that it up to the citizens of Bahrain to decide their future.
(Original post by U.S. institute says sees "new activities" at Iran site)
The MHoC believes that Iran must be open and honest with regards to their nuclear ambitions and that they must cease immediately their nuclear programme. Allowing Iran to develop such a programme should not be permitted.
(Original post by Philippines seeks new markets amid sea dispute with China)
The MHoC believes that such moves should not be permitted under WTO rules. We urge both sides to come to a peaceful and sensible resolution however.
(Original post by Mladic trial hears Srebrenica evidence)
The MHoC welcomes the beginning of this trial. Justice will eventually be discovered no matter how long it takes for that to happen.
(Original post by Syria's Bashar al-Assad vows to display captured foreign mercenaries)
The MHoC believes that Assad must go. We welcome the latest EU talks aimed at resolving this crisis.
(Original post by UPDATE 1-Turkey says Israeli plane violates N.Cyprus airspace)
The MHoC urges a peaceful solution to this issue. Turkey and Israel must begin to improve relations.
(Original post by North Korea resumes work on nuclear reactor: Report)
The MHoC calls on North Korea to cease and desist with its nuclear programme. We urge North Korea to return to the negotiating table.
(Original post by Israeli tank fire hurts seven in Gaza: medics)
The MHoC is saddened by this unnecessary loss of life. Both sides must stop their indiscriminate attacks on one another.
(Original post by Despite concerns, Iraq making progress on path to stability)
The MHoC is encouraged by these signs and encourages Irag to continue on the path to prosperity and stability.
(Original post by Iran hangs 'Israel spy' over nuclear scientist killing)
The MHoC is staunchly against capital punishment and as such we condemn Iran's actions.
(Original post by Afghan family killed by Nato air strike)
The MHoC sends our condolences to the family. However, we are convinced that such tactics are crucial in our fight against global terrorism.
(Original post by Islamists declare north Mali an independent state governed by sharia)
The MHoC is watching the events in Mali closely.
(Original post by Iran and world powers meet hoping to silence 'drums of war' with nuclear talks)
The MHoC echoes the comments from the representative of the Czech Republic.
(Original post by Yemen on brink of food crisis, say aid groups)
The MHoC is monitoring the situation closely. We may provide food aid and other forms of aid, but we are currently discussing this option.
(Original post by The Houla massacre)
The MHoC is appalled by these attacks and we urge Assad to go.
(Original post by Syria expels British ambassador)
The MHoC condemns this latest act by the Syrian Government. In response, the MHoC has chosen to expel the Syrian ambassador.
(Original post by Two plane crashes hit West Africa, over 150 dead)
The MHoC offers its condolences to the families and the Nigerian people as a whole. The MHoC is watching the situation and is ready to support our Nigerian friends and allies.
(Original post by US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan's North Waziristan)
The MHoC supports the continuation of the drone raids. The removal of terrorists and the safety of innocent civilians must be the priority of any government and, while regrettable at times, the use of drone strikes is the only way to achieve this.
(Original post by UN health agency re-classifies diesel engine exhaust as ‘carcinogenic to humans’)
The MHoC will read the evidence accordingly before deciding upon our policy. We welcome the studies into this area though.
(Original post by Russia and China refuse to step up the pressure on Assad regime)
The MHoC believes that Russian and Chinese pressure is the only way to stop the bloodshed and we urge them to do more to step up that pressure. However, we do support their stance of not getting involved militarily.
(Original post by Tunisia's Ousted President Sentenced to Life in Prison)
The MHoC welcomes this development as a sign that the Tunisian people are moving forward in a positive manner from the years of their oppression.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/06: Concerning the refugee situation in Israel)
The MHoC supports this resolution, but would like to see the numbering corrected.
(Original post by Moscow returns fire by accusing US of arming Syria's rebel forces)
The MHoC calls upon both sides not to send weapons (if they have done already). Arming either side will only increase tensions.
(Original post by Iran Hardens Nuclear Stance)
The MHoC continues to urge Iran to cease from developing nuclear weapons. This latest development will only lead to Iran's increased isolation. We also back the response of our Czech friends with regards to the WFTZ.
(Original post by Libya: UN envoy calls on authorities to address root causes of recent conflicts)
The MHoC is concerned about the increasing amount of reports about violence in Libya. The Foreign Office is monitoring the situation closely and agree with the UN envoy that more must be done to tackle the issue. Simply stopping the violence won't solve the problem. Solving the underlying issues will. We thank Qatar for raising this issue and call upon the Arab League to issue a statement with regards to supporting the new regime and increasing social cohesion in what is a fractured country.
(Original post by Opposition cries for help as Syria forces pound Homs)
The MHoC continues to condemn the atrocities in Syria. We call upon Russia and China to stop supporting the regime and begin working with us towards a meaningful solution.
(Original post by U.N. Suspends Its Mission in Syria, Citing Rising Violence)
The MHoC believes that the suspension of its mission is indicative of the true state of affairs in Syria. We call on Assad to go.
(Original post by Egypt heading towards turmoil)
The MHoC is monitoring the situation. We call for calm in the country and for the citizens of Egypt to respect the ruling of the court.
(Original post by Risk of Democratic Deficit in Pakistan)
The MHoC believes that democracy must always be upheld in every state. We believe that the ruling is a step away from democracy and the will of the people.
(Original post by Nigeria: Dozens dead in church bombings and rioting)
The MHoC sends its condolences to the families of those tragically killed. We condemn all forms of terrorism. Terrorism has no place in this world.
(Original post by Ship 'carrying Russian attack helicopters to Syria' halted off Scotland)
The MHoC believes that this is a positive step in the campaign against Assad.
(Original post by Iran shrugs off EU oil embargo)
The MHoC believes that these sanctions will help to increase the pressure on Iran to negotiate properly and seriously about its nuclear ambitions. On this issue, we stand united in Europe.
(Original post by US drone kills six militants in Pakistan: official)
The MHoC supports the USA in the use of drone strikes. These are crippling terrorist organisations and we welcome that.
(Original post by Battle of Gao)
The MHoC is deeply concerned by these latest moves. We are monitoring the situation closely and hope for a peaceful resolution.
(Original post by Libya ex-PM Mahmoudi extradition from Tunisia 'illegal')
The MHoC hopes that the two states can work together to solve this issue. We believe that any trial is a matter for the Libyan people to decide.
(Original post by Turkey - Syria border tension escalation)
The MHoC is deeply concerned by these latest developments and we view them as a sign of the conflict escalating. We support our Turkish allies and will be consulting NATO about these latest developments.
(Original post by Talks Come Up With Plan for Syria, but Not for Assad’s Exit)
The MHoC calls for Assad to leave office. We welcome the latest plans, but they will come to nothing if Russia and other allies of Syria do not fully support them.
(Original post by Mauritania enlarges forces on the Mali border and prepares for engagement)
The MHoC calls for calm in the region. We are monitoring the situation very carefully and urge Mauritania to consider the implications of such a request.
(Original post by Iran threatens Israel; new EU sanctions take force)
The MHoC condemns these outrageous threats. We call on Iran to stop grandstanding and return to negotiations.
(Original post by Philippines may ask for U.S. spy planes over South China Sea)
The MHoC is alarmed by the worsening tensions in the region and we call on both sides to engage in constructive dialogue. The USA must resist calls to intervene, but facilitate talks between the two nations.
(Original post by Syria's Assad regrets shooting down Turkish warplane)
The MHoC believes that Assad's words are empty and meaningless. His actions have led to continuing tension within the region and we call on Assad to go now in order to prevent those tensions from worsening.
(Original post by Report Says Syria Built ‘Archipelago’ of Torture)
The MHoC is deeply troubled by these latest reports. We believe that these reports show that Assad must be removed. We call upon the Arab League to immediately adopt the measures presented during Saturday's summit.
(Original post by Palestinian dispute hits UN global arms treaty talks)
The MHoC believes that the presence of all nations at these talks is of the utmost importance for these talks to make any progress. Israel must put aside its animosity to Palestinian representation at these talks if they are to achieve anything.
(Original post by Iran reports launching long-range missiles in a war games exercise)
The MHoC is deeply concerned by these latest developments. Both sides need to avoid aggravating the other. This latest act of perceived aggravation is deeply troubling.
(Original post by Russia's Medvedev lands on disputed Far East island)
The MHoC hopes that a swift resolution to the issue can be found.
(Original post by Syria army pounds Homs, 7 killed nationwide)
The MHoC urges Assad to cease this mindless killing and to step aside. Assad must now go.
(Original post by Islamists destroy 15th-century Timbuktu mosque)
The MHoC is concerned by the situation in Mali and calls for calm in the region. We also would like to express our sadness at the loss of a great historical site.
(Original post by Defection of Assad Adviser Show Cracks in Syrian Regime)
The MHoC believes that this defection is a positive step in weakening the current regime. We urge all members of the regime to consider carefully their position and to defect if they believe that the path that the regime has taken is not the correct one. This is a huge blow to the regime. Assad must go.
(Original post by Kosovo-Serb handshake sparks fury)
The MHoC believes that this handshake is a positive step forward and shows that there are signs of reconciliation. We understand the concerns of some, but we believe that this is a positive step.
(Original post by Drone strike kills 19 ahead of US-Pakistan meeting in Tokyo)
The MHoC supports the US mission. It is regrettable that innocent lives are occasionally lost, but these strikes are having success in damaging terror networks.
(Original post by Syrian shells land in Lebanese village, killing two)
The MHoC is appalled by these latest acts of violence. We offer our condolences to Lebanon and condemn these latest shell attacks. Assad must go.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/07 - Concerning the naming dispute of the former Yugoslavia Republic)
The MHoC believes that this is an issue for Greece and FYROM to resolve and so we will resolve in the voting stage of this resolution.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/08 - Concerning the admission of the sovereign state of Taiwan)
The MHoC has positive relations with PRC and therefore we will not be supporting this resolution.
(Original post by Drones strike in North Waziristan)
The MHoC believes that drone strikes are an effective way of stopping militants and terrorists and so we support them.
(Original post by The mass graves of Kashmir)
The MHoC welcomes the representative's continuing efforts to bring these atrocities to light. We believe that India should co-operate with the UN on this issue.
(Original post by Senkaku/Diaoyutai Island Dispute)
The MHoC believes that this is an issue for the two nations to resolve between themselves.
(Original post by Defected Syrian envoy lashes out at Assad)
The MHoC hopes that this will be the first of many defections. Assad must go.
(Original post by U.N. observer patrol arrives at Syria massacre site)
The MHoC welcomes the presence of the latest observer mission, but we believe that China and Russia must change their position to allow more substantive and effective sanctions to be adopted against the regime. Assad must go.
(Original post by Suicide Bomber Kills 23 in Northern Afghanistan)
The MHoC condemns this latest atrocity and we send our condolences to the families of those killed. We firmly believe that this demonstrates why we must continue with our mission in Afghanistan.
(Original post by French avalanche: Memorial held for victims in Chamonix)
The MHoC expresses our condolences for all those who have died. We also wish those who are injured a speedy recovery. The MHoC has sent a diplomatic presence to the memorial.
(Original post by Resolution 2012/09 - The temporary suspension of the Syrian Arab Republic)
The MHoC opposes this motion for precisely the same reason as Denmark. We must use diplomacy to solve the growing crisis. Removing Syria from the MUN will not achieve this.
(Original post by At least seven dead in bulgaria blast targeting Israelis)
The MHoC condemns this atrocity in the strongest terms. We offer our condolences to those who have lost relatives in this attack and pray for those who have suffered wounds. We stand proudly with our Israeli allies in condemning this attack.
(Original post by S. Sudan cancels Sudan talks after 'air raid')
The MHoC urges both sides to continue with the meeting and we also advise restraint from both sides. We hope for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing problems in the area.
(Original post by Syrian forces battle rebels in Aleppo, families flee)
The MHoC welcomes the advances that the rebels are making in Syria - progress is slow, but it is happening. We condemn the heavy handed response from the Assad regime. Assad must go.
(Original post by Turkey closes Syrian border crossing after rebels plunder 30 trucks carrying food, medicine)
The MHoc understands the reaction from Turkey, but we believe that aid must be given to the rebels. It is not acceptable for them to plunder trucks though and we support Turkey's decision to close their border with Syria. Assad must go.
(Original post by US concerned over Syria's chemical weapons)
The MHoC is concerned by these latest developments and we welcome the USA's investigation into this development. We urge Syria's immediate neighbours to be cautious in light of this news. Assad must go.
(Original post by Batman cinema shooting: US mourns Aurora victims)
The MHoC is appalled by this attack. We offer our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and pray for those who are injured.
(Original post by UN votes to extend Syria observer mission)
The MHoC is pleased that the Security Council has voted to extend the mission, but we believe that it must be in conjunction with further action against the Assad regime. Assad must go.
(Original post by Pakistan blast 'kills nine' in Kurram at Nabi compound)
The MHoC condemns in the strongest terms this latest act of terrorism and offer our condolences to the families of those who have been killed and our prayers to those who have been injured.
(Original post by Cameron and Obama in Syria warning)
The MHoC urges Bashar Al-Assad not to use chemical weapons, and admits that its own stance may be reconsidered should chemical weapons be deployed.