By Jeff Dunetz
With each passing day, the United Nations becomes more irrelevant to
anyone outside the progressive movement and/or the Obama
Administration. The latest example of the failure of this institution
is the news tha Iran will chair the United Nations’ most important
disarmament negotiating forum during the panel’s May session, which
opened today, sparking calls by an independent
monitoring group for the
U.S., the EU, and UN chief Ban Ki-moon to protest.
“This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, the Geneva based non-governmental organization, which announced it will hold protest events outside the UN hall 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. To make this rogue regime head of world arms control is simply an outrage. Abusers of international norms should not be the public face of the UN.”
U.N. officials say Iran’s post is merely the result of an automatic rotation.