An attempt to present the petition in 2017 to the U.N. committee responsible for monitoring the progress of colonized territories toward independence was rebuffed. The chairman of the committee said it couldn’t be accepted because Papua was not part of its mandate
America’s intelligence chiefs have warned of a dizzying array of security threats the United States faces across the globe. Among the conclusions unveiled at a Senate hearing Tuesday, North Korea is unlikely to completely give up all its nuclear stockpiles and Iran is technically in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal - both points contradicting key tenets of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.