Sunday, April 16, 2006

UN slips further from relevance as Iran becomes vice chair of Disarmament Commission

From Anne Bayefsky at Eye on the UN:
Believe it or not: Iran becomes UN disarmament leader

On April 10th the UN Disarmament Commission elected Iran as one of its three Vice-Chairpersons.

Afterwards, the UN's Under Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Nobuaki Tanaka, said the Commission "played a unique role" with "the advantage of being a fully universal deliberative body." This is the UN fiction which brings us closer to nuclear war with each passing day. The allusion is to universal democracy, though the majority of voters are non-democratic and include thugs, racists and war-mongers.
What next, Sudan on the Human Rights Commission?