Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:09 am Prosor on appointing Iran to UN disarmament committee
Prosor: Appointing Iran to UN disarmament c'tee like making drug lord CEO of pharmaceutical company
October 8, 2013
In letter to UN's Ban, Israeli envoy condemns Iran's appointment to be rapporteur for Disarmament and International Security C'tee.
Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor on Monday condemned the selection of Iran to the senior seat on the United Nation General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament and International Security.
In a letter of complaint to UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, Prosor states that “it is inconceivable that a state under Security Council sanctions for suspected WMD proliferation activities would be allowed to hold this position.”
Prosor compared Iran serving on the UN’s leading disarmament committee to “appointing a drug lord CEO of a pharmaceutical company.”
The envoy argued that “Iran’s appointment erodes the UN’s legitimacy and its ability to promote arms control and disarmament as well as, preserve global peace and security.” He added, that “rather than provide a global stage for Iran’s defiance and deception, the UN should shine a spotlight on the regime’s ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons and its support for terrorism across the globe.”
Member states elected Iran to be the rapporteur for the Disarmament and International Security Committee last week, hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu railed against Iran’s nuclear program from the UN General Assembly’s stage.
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. . . . [More]