UN Rewards Iran With Top Arms Trade Conference Post

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Last May, according to Reuters, a panel of sanctions-monitoring experts reported to the Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee that Iran shipped weapons to the Syrian regime, helping to enable the regime to massacre its citizens and violating a UN ban on weapons exports by Iran.

“Iran has continued to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments,” the report stated. “Two of these cases involved [Syria], as were the majority of cases inspected by the Panel during its previous mandate, underscoring that Syria continues to be the central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers.”

But at the UN, bad conduct is often ignored and even rewarded.  Former Secretary General Kofi A. Annan, Joint UN-Arab League Special Envoy on Syria, was asked last month at a press briefing whether he thought that Iran could play a positive role in finding a solution to the violence in Syria. His answer, incredibly, was, “I think Iran, as an important country in the region, I hope will be part of the solution.”

By late June, Kofi Annan became even more enthusiastic about the role the illegal weapons exporting Iranian regime could play.  “Iran should be part of the solution,” he declared.

The current UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, apparently agrees. At the daily press briefing at UN headquarters on July 11th, a spokesman for Ban Ki-moon described Iran as part of the solution to the current crisis in Syria.

In addition to all this expression of confidence in the Iranian regime’s potential as a peacemaker in Syria, despite its illegal arms exports to the Assad regime, Iran impressed its fellow UN member states so much that it was elected on July 3rd to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference. This disturbing news came to light thanks to an exclusive report by the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch.

“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 now elect this same regime to a global post regulating the transfer of guns and bombs,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.

“This is like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud on the stock market. And the U.N.’s scandalous choice of Iran is exactly why we fear that Syria’s declared bid for a U.N. Human Rights Council seat is not impossible.”

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  • oldtimer

    Just another reason to get out of the UN……..

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama, the evil terrorist illegal alien, planted here as president by our enemies!!! Anybody who can't see what is happening has his or her head buried in the sand!!!!

  • SAM000

    Iranian Arm dealers are operating freely and openly without no control and restrictions in USA, CANADA, and European countries.
    Some of the very important ex-USA and EU statesmen and state-women have become the Mullahs BROKERS and Lobbies.
    The US EMBASSIES are not interested to be informed about the Iranian Arm dealers.

    The Canadian Authorities provide the VISA and facilities and settlements for the Regime's arm and Nuclear dealers.

  • dougjmiller

    Obviously the UN has outlived it's purpose. The UN was established after WWII to keep the world at peace and prevent more genocides. Unfortunately, for the past few decades it has failed in its mission. The majority of the members are now dictatorships, theocracies and monarchies. So, the free and decent nations should resign and form something of the order of the United Democratic Nations. The people of our small and endangered planet would benefit greatly.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Isreal withdrew, it wasn't because of the UN. And the UN hasn't stopped the kassam rockets.

    His point stands.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    We all care about the Iranian people, just not the leaders that they have.

    Shouldn't you find a nice game to download? You sound so stressed.

  • patriothere

    Israel blockades it. The people of gaza are starving and are treated like cattle and the UN has done nothing to stop the ethnic cleansing going on in gaza. they didn't stop the sanctions in iraq. They don't stop the ivory coast killings. They haven't stopped israel.

  • patriothere

    You're a liar.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Like you? Not so much.

    But thanks, for a muslim activist that's quite a compliment. You do realize I'm not a muslim activist and don't even think lying is the right thing to do, as you do?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Why don't we send thousands of missiles from someplace into iran and see if they don't try to blockaide the supply line.