More UN idiocy: Iran to Oversee Arms Treaty Conference

Iran has been chosen as a member of the “bureau” overseeing a month-long United Nations conference in New York aimed at finalizing a controversial global “arms trade treaty.”

The move, which came as the conference got underway last week but received virtually no attention, is the latest example of Iran taking up leadership positions at the United Nations despite its defiance of Security Council resolutions relating to its nuclear program.

Furthermore, according to an expert panel monitoring U.N. sanctions on Iran, Tehran continues to flout a Security Council ban on exporting its weaponry, with Syria the main recipient.

“This is like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud on the stock market,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental monitoring group based in Geneva, which drew attention to Iran’s elevation to the conference bureau.


UN Watch is urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to condemn the move: “He should remind the conference that the Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its prohibited nuclear program, and that Iran continues to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments to the murderous Assad regime . . .”

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  • Paul In Orlando FL

    I don’t care what anybody says, there is a world wide conspiracy going on in an effort to take over the world under a single government. Regardless of what politicians tell us, if you connect the dots you get a better picture of what’s happening in the world. The above just adds another dot to it.
    HOLD TIGHT PEOPLE, the worse is yet to come! If we don’t vote out these socialist hoodlums out of office, the US is doomed. Too bad; we had a good thing going for couple centuries.