The UN Resolution, following on from the Arab League statements proves an unusually strong Resolution – strong because it is a weak definition that allows much scope for interpretation.
A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.
Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake.
The quake has sparked fires in several areas including Tokyo, with at least 15 people reported dead.
It struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles. There have been powerful aftershocks.
The tremor hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT). Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.
11 Mar 2011: Japan’s 8.8 earthquake at 1:46 p.m. today, near the east coast of Honshu, released an enormous 4 to 8m Tsunami that has completely destroyed low lying and coastal regions well inland. Astounding LIVE footage is being broadcast on CNN, BBC, CCTV and other networks, right now! Tsunami Warnings have been issued for Taiwan, Russia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Pacific Islands and as far as Hawaii plus possibly the USA west coast and South America. So if you live in these areas Please Take action NOW! – This is for real not reality TV.
The expected time of the Tsunami’s arrival (See Japan Video) is also available from these news sources. State seismologists raised a tsunami alert over at least 19 areas in the Philippines on Friday afternoon after the biggest quake to hit Japan in seven years unleashed a trail of devastation, The massive earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo, causing “many injuries,” at least one fire and triggering a four-meter (13-ft) tsunami, that will have repercussions around the world for years to come.