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Iran To Head U.N. Disarmament Committee

May 14, 2013 by  

Iran To Head U.N. Disarmament Committee

The United Nations has been the target of outrage by some groups, thanks to an “automatic rotation” schedule that will put Iran in charge of the International organization’s Conference on Disarmament between May 27 and June 23.

“This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, said. “Iran is an international outlaw state that illegally supplies rockets to Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas, aiding and abetting mass murder and terrorism. To make this rogue regime head of world arms control is simply an outrage. Abusers of international norms should not be the public face of the U.N.”

The Conference on Disarmament was established in 1979 after a special U.N. General Assembly session. It consists of 65 countries that have often disagreed over a number of key issues in recent years. It has been instrumental in negotiating a number of multilateral arms limitation and disarmament agreements over the years, including:

  • The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.
  • The Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

UN Watch, the European Union and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have all protested the idea of Iran being allowed to chair a conference focused on nuclear disarmament amid ongoing international concerns over that Nation’s own nuclear ambitions.

“Any member state that is the subject of UN Security Council sanctions for proliferation — and found guilty of massive human rights violations — should be ineligible to hold a leadership position in a UN body. The U.S. and Canada have asserted this principle in the past, and should do so again,” said Neuer. “We urge world leaders to declare that allowing Iran to chair a UN disarmament body is simply unacceptable, given the fundamentalist regime’s illicit activities in precisely the opposite direction.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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