April 28, 2006

But the US violated the UN ...

... when it attacked Iraq unilaterally and without their consent, right? Hmm ... I can think of many reasons why we shouldn't have gone into Iraq, but doing so against the wishes of the UN really doesn't rank very high on that list. Case in point:

Iran's president said on Friday his country would pay no attention to international calls to halt its nuclear work, hours before the U.N. atomic watchdog reports on whether Tehran has met U.N. Security Council demands," Reuters reports from Tehran:

"Those who want to prevent Iranians from obtaining their right, should know that we do not give a damn about such resolutions," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in northwest Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Mohamed El Baradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is expected to tell the council and the agency's board on Friday that Iran has not stopped enriching uranium or fully answered IAEA queries as the U.N. body asked a month ago.

Then there's this April 10 United Nations press release:

The recent record of the Disarmament Commission was far from satisfactory, but now, more than ever, it should use the opportunity of an agreed agenda to strengthen the disarmament machinery to effectively deal with new emerging threats and challenges, the new Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Nobuaki Tanaka, said today upon the opening of the Commission's substantive session. . . .

In other business, the following delegations were elected as Vice-chairpersons, by acclamation: Chile, Uruguay and Iran.

But what's the big deal? We all know Iran is just developing nuke power for the electricity!

(h/t: Taranto.)

Posted by Hube at April 28, 2006 08:09 PM | TrackBack

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