Iran Elected to UN Disarmament Commission — 04/17/2006

I really don’t understand how Iran has been elected to a vice-chair position on the U.N. Disarmament Commission, whose mission includes deliberations on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons! Fron CNS:

Under threat of United Nations Security Council sanctions for its own nuclear program, Iran has been elected to a vice-chair position on the U.N. Disarmament Commission, whose mission includes deliberations on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. On the first day of the commission meeting, Iran along with Uruguay and Chile was elected as one of eight vice-chairs, elected to serve for one year.

Dr. Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. said that electing Iran to a leadership position on the UN Disarmament Commission was like asking the “cat to guard the milk.”

Prof. Anne Bayefsky, who edits the Eye on the U.N. website, quoted U.N. Undersecretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Nobuaki Tanaka, as saying that the commission “played a unique role” with “the advantage of being a fully universal deliberative body.”

“This is the U.N. fiction, which brings us close to nuclear war with each passing day,” Bayefsky said. “The allusion is to universal democracy, though the majority of voters is non-democratic and include thugs, racists and war-mongers.”

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