Iran gets senior seat on UN nuclear disarmament committee

This is no surprise. This is the world in which the U.S. government is giving weapons to al-Qaeda in Syria. This is the world in which opponents of jihad terror such as Pamela Geller and me are barred from Britain, while supporters of jihad terror such as Mohammed al-Arefe are admitted into Britain. This is a world in which a free nation, Israel, is derided and hated the world over, while its bloodthirsty foes who have vowed its destruction and celebrate the murders of its civilians are lauded, praised, and showered with money. This is the world in which Reza Aslan, a Board member of a lobbying group for the Islamic Republic of Iran, is feted by Jewish groups and speaks at synagogues, while staunch supporters of Israel such as Geller are banned and shunned.

The world has lost its moral compass and free nations are busy surrendering to the proponents of jihad and Sharia; so why shouldn’t a genocidally-inclined rogue state which is defying the world by constructing nuclear weapons get a senior seat on the UN’s nuclear disarmament committee?

“Iran gets senior seat on UN nuclear disarmament committee,” by Maya Shwayder for the Jerusalem Post, October 3 (thanks to Richard):

NEW YORK — Hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu railed against Iran’s nuclear program from the UN General Assembly”s stage on Tuesday, member states elected Iran to be the rapporteur for the Disarmament and International Security Committee.

Iran’s representative will replace Norwegian diplomat Knut Langeland. The position’s duties include relaying information and reports on disarmament and armament activities between the committee and the General Assembly.

The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, which is comprised of all 193 member states, “considers all disarmament and international security matters” and “seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.”

One of its main functions is to draft resolutions that are later debated by the General Assembly; the committee has no power to pass resolutions….

Iranian media hailed the decision.

The Islamic Republic News Agency called Netanyahu’s speech “baseless” and the Iranian response to it “powerful and well-reasoned,” and emphasized that Tehran was ready for “a sincere participation” in nuclear negotiations.

Iran is head of the Non- Aligned Movement for the period 2012 to 2015.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday, as the head of NAM, after first addressing it in his role as president the previous Monday.

In his address last Monday, Rouhani called for a Middle East that was free of weapons of mass destruction, and reiterated that Iran rejects the development, possession, or use of nuclear weapons.

Without mentioning it by name, he slammed Israel as being the only country in the region to possess weapons of mass destruction, and for not acceding to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, a document Iran has signed, though it was found to be in noncompliance.

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  1. says

    This is a world…

    … that is seriously deluded by way of globo-socialist racist willful ignorance self-delusion that is digging potentially unrecoverable holes in which we will sink. This world.

    Think about it: to take one example, what is the likely future for the city of Malmo, Sweden? What will that place be like in fifty years>

    This is a world living in a feel-good fantasy land of fictive realities. Propaganda has won out over rationality.

  2. says

    One thing you have to give the UN (Useless Nations) is consistency. It is consistently on the wrong side of history and consistently putting on yet another play in the theater of the absurd.

  3. says

    When Iran’s premier talks a Middle East free of weapons, he should also keep in mind the fact that Islam is also a weapon of mass destruction.

  4. says

    Iran gets senior seat on UN nuclear disarmament committee

    This is no surprise…

    Indeed, it is not, given the horrific states”including Sudan!”which have in recent years held a seat on the UN Human Right’s Council.

    So, why *shouldn’t* a state that is busy developing its own nuclear weapons and threatening to “wipe Israel off the map” hold a seat on the UN Nuclear Disarmament Committee”it is no more absurd.

    It is no less absurd, either.

  5. says

    From the article:

    “In his address last Monday, Rouhani called for a Middle East that was free of weapons of mass destruction, and reiterated that Iran rejects the development, possession, or use of nuclear weapons.

    Without mentioning it by name, he slammed Israel as being the only country in the region to possess weapons of mass destruction..”.

    Of course.

    Of course the death-worshipping Mohammedan Mob gnashes its teeth when it thinks about those pesky uppity Jews having the most powerful weapons in the world.

    As far as I am concerned, I am perfectly content for the Jewish state of Israel to possess those weapons; I *know* that they will use them only in very great need. I think atomic weapons in their hands are less dangerous than in the hands of any other state.

    Something to think about, from Hugh Fitzgerald, back in May 2010.

    Hugh | May 31, 2010 12:22 PM | Reply

    “Look, the whole thing is very simple.

    “There are 350 million Arabs [99.9 percent of them Muslim – dda], who control 22 states and a land area more than a thousand times the area of Israel.

    “There is Islam-maddened mahdi-maddened Iran, with a land area by itself twenty or thirty times the size of Israel.

    “There are the vast oil resources that is a gift that keeps on giving, to Arabs and Iranians alike — some thirteen trillion dollars since 1973 alone — money that pays for diplomatic assaults, propaganda aided and abetted by Western hirelings, some of them true Believers and antisemites, others merely in it for the money.

    “More than a trillion of that money has gone to buy Western arms, and to pay for projects related to nuclear weapons, and other weapons of mass destruction.

    “**If you want Israel to survive, then you have to understand that there will never ever be a day when Israel can afford to give up its nuclear arsenal. Never.** {my emphasis – dda}.

    “If you are murderously hostile to Israel, or merely coldly and cruelly indifferent to its fate, then you will pretend not to understand this, and will aid and abet those Arabs and other Muslims who recognize that in order to destroy Israel they must first get rid of its nuclear arsenal.

    “That will not bring peace but certain war, and the war will be one of Israel’s destruction, and the mass killing — have no doubt about it — of the Jews of Israel.

    “That’s it. There is nothing else you need to know.

    “Those who call for a nuclear-free Middle East are calling for the destruction of the Jews of Israel.

    “End of story.”


    When Islamic Iran, high as a kite on Quran-Sira-Hadith inspired Jew hatred, begins to demand that it be permitted to ‘inspect’ Israel’s nuclear sites, and when the entire Islamintern at the UN begins to scream and rage and threaten, in order to try to get the West (and Russia) to forcibly dismantle Israel’s nuclear program, and the ugly Resolutions begin to be drafted, then:

    all of us must send those words of Hugh’s, which I have just reproduced here, to every single one of our elected representatives, and to our heads of state and foreign ministers or secretaries of state.

    And it might be worthwhile finding out whether Drybones is still selling posters and T-shirts of *this* cartoon:

  6. says

    How can anyone say Israel is the only country possessing weapons of mass destruction when Syria gassed its citizens with poison gas and Iraq did as well?