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.