Issue 437: Today: Iran Became Head of UN Disarmament

Today: Iran Became Head of UN Disarmament

 

But UN Watch’s campaign has already sparked protest walk-outs by U.S. & Canadian envoys, and letter by 72 Congressmen demanding Iran’s removal


Meet Mohsen Naziri Asl, the Iranian regime rep who today became President of
the UN Conference on Disarmament. Geneva, May 28, 2013.
To see UN Watch’s protest photo and share it on Facebook, please click here.


 
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Hillel Neuer, the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based advocacy group that monitors the work of the United Nations, said in a statement that the selection of Iran “is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter.”Reuters, May 13, 2013. more…
 


         
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Iran’s looming status as head of a UN disarmament body sparked outrage Monday from campaigners who said its nuclear programme and arming of Syria and Islamist militias disqualified it from a place at the table. “This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, head of Geneva-based UN Watch, announcing that the organisation would organise protest events involving Iranian dissidents.
 — Agence France Presse, May 13, 2013. more…


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“We understand how the UN works, but they are allowing protocol to trump principle,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “Iran has assisted in multiple mass murders. People have a moral obligation to speak out. Saying that, ‘Hungary held the chair last time and now it’s Iran’s turn’…that just doesn’t cut it.” — Fox News, May 13, 2013. more…


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Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based nongovernmental organization that monitors the work of the United Nations, announced it will hold protest events outside the hall where the Conference on Disarmament meets featuring Iranian dissidents. “Iran is an international outlaw state that illegally supplies rockets to Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas, aiding and abetting mass murder and terrorism,” he said. “To make this rogue regime head of world arms control is simply an outrage. We urge world leaders to declare that allowing Iran to chair a U.N. disarmament body is simply unacceptable, given the fundamentalist regime’s illicit activities in precisely the opposite direction,” Neuer said in a statement.  Associated Press, May 13, 2013.more…



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“Any member state that is the subject of UN Security Council sanctions for proliferation – and found guilty of massive human rights violations – should be ineligible to hold a leadership position in a UN body,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, which first noticed the chairmanship. “We urge world leaders to declare that allowing Iran to chair a UN disarmament body is simply unacceptable, given the fundamentalist regime’s illicit activities in precisely the opposite direction,” said Neuer.  — Jerusalem Post, May 14, 2013. more…

 

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