UN includes Iran in drafting treaty aiming to stop arms proliferation to terrorists, rogue states
11 July 2012
The UN Conference of the Arms Trade Treaty is tasked with drafting an international treaty aimed at stopping arms proliferation to terrorist groups and rogue states; the UN appoints Iran to be one of the vice presidents of the committee; the UN Watch watchdog groups says that appointing Iran to oversee the drafting of a treaty dealing with sending arms to terrorists “is like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud on the stock market”
The UN appoints Iran to group drafting weapon proliferation treaty // Source: haqqyolu.com
The UN has an impressive record of absurd appointments. Here are two examples: last fall, a few months into the brutal suppression by the Syrian government of the Syrian version of the Arab spring, the UN appointed Syria to UNESCO Human Rights Committee. In the face of outrage and incredulity, Syria withdrew its nomination (although it has recently begun to agitate for a reappointment). Also last year, Saudi Arabia was appointment, of all things, to the board of the women’s rights agency UN Women. (emphasis mine)
The UN this week may have improved on its own record by appointing Iran as vice president of a 15-nation committee tasked with drafting an international treaty aimed at stopping arms proliferation to terrorist groups and rogue states.
“Right after a UN Security Council report found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, which is now murdering thousands of its own people, it defies logic, morality and common sense for the UN to elect this same regime to a global post in the regulation of arms transfers,” UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer told Fox News....
Almost defies belief, doesn't it?
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