web analytics
May 5, 2015 / 16 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post

The Iran-made howitzer 150mm cannon. The UN has found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, then elected it to arms treaty post.

The Iran-made howitzer 150mm cannon. The UN has found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, then elected it to arms treaty post.
Photo Credit: Fars

Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

“Right after a UN Security Council report found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, which is now murdering thousands of its own people, it defies logic, morality and common sense for the UN to now elect this same regime to a global post regulating the transfer of guns and bombs,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental monitoring group based in Geneva.

“This is like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud on the stock market. And the U.N.’s scandalous choice of Iran is exactly why we fear that Syria’s declared bid for a U.N. Human Rights Council seat is not impossible.”

Although the U.N. conference website and summary fail to name the 15 members elected to the bureau on July 3rd, UN Watch has discovered that the countries elected to the five regional groups include Iran, Japan, and South Korea for the Asian group; Kenya, Egypt and Nigeria for Africa; Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Ukraine for Eastern Europe; Australia, Netherlands and Switzerland for the Western Europe & Others Group; and Mexico and two others for Latin America.

The United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, which opened last week and runs until July 27, promises to deliver a new agreement to regulate the transfer of arms.

UN Watch called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day as the election, to condemn the decision to give Iran a position of responsibility in regulating the arms trade.

“He should remind the conference that the Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its probited nuclear program, and that Iran continues to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments to the murderous Assad regime,” said Neuer.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post”

  1. un means undone. rotten horror.

  2. Chaya Goldstein says:

    Why does this surprise me?

  3. I'm not surprised. The UN is the greatest force for evil in the word.

  4. Batmo Beal says:

    The insane are running the asylum.

  5. Essentially, the U.S. government is allowing the enemies of the U.S. to come destroy us. That's about what it all comes down to.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Rioters smash window of police car in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Riots and Jewish Gangs
Latest News Stories
New York Police Department

NYPD Officer Brian Moore, 25, has died after being shot in the face Saturday by an ex-con in Queens.

Prime Minister Netanyahu seen shaking hands with Shas leader Aryeh Deri in the Knesset. (Archive: June 05, 2013)

Shas got a good deal. What Bayit Yehudi does with their offer remains to be seen.

A Gaza building, reportedly used by Hamas, destroyed by the IDF on August 26, 2014.

The NGO Monitor reports foreign funders are making grants to leftist Israeli organizations contingent upon quotas for negative testimony by IDF soldiers.

USS Farragut (DDG-99), first responder on 28 April, 2015.

British-flagged vessels are also now being escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by U.S. Navy warships following Iran’s capture of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship.

The attack happened at the northern end of the Begin highway.

Will the UN rush to investigate an attack leaving two UN peacekeepers wounded in the Golan Heights, as it did when a UNIFIL soldier was shot in January?

Avigdor Liberman, unhappy with the coalition talks dropped a political bombshell today.

Students at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion open up their laptops to study Gemorah.

President Reuven Rivlin said Monday morning that the Ethiopian protests against police brutality and racism “revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society.” Speaking at a meeting in his office with mayors and heads of the ultra-Orthodox municipalities and local council, the President added, “We must look directly at this open […]

An Arab terrorist was shot and injured shortly before noon Monday when he tried to stab one or more people at the French Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A light rail guard said the terrorist tried to attack him from behind with a knife. The guard was able to shoot the terrorist, 35 years […]

The Islamic State reportedly has deployed forces near the border.

Carson’s never having held a political office is a disadvantage – and a big advantage for those fed up with professional politicians.

Shooting at AFDI’s Mohammed cartoon art contest in Texas, two dead.

Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians continued protests in Tel Aviv on Sunday, blocking traffic on the Ayalon Highway and elsewhere in the city.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be the keynote speaker at the Westchester Government Relations Legislative Breakfast on Friday, May 8, at 7:45 am at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison.  The annual event, which brings together important elected officials and the Westchester Jewish community, is sponsored jointly by UJA-Federation of New York […]

“Like other collaborative members, we embarked on this journey as an opportunity to build on New York leadership’s long commitment to expand and diversify opportunities for Jewish teen engagement,” says Melanie Schneider, senior planning executive with UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal

Bartoszewski began his diplomatic career at the age of 68 as Poland’s ambassador to Austria before serving as foreign minister in 1995 and again from 2000 to 2001.

Israeli rescue organizations bringing aid and expertise to the devastated Nepalese.

The poetry slam required entrants to compose original poetry with powerful imagery and energetic rhythm bringing their poems to life – making it palpable to the audience.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/un-watch-iran-elected-to-un-arms-trade-treaty-post/2012/07/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: