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US & Canada to boycott UN disarmament talks during Iran presidency; France, Germany, UK should follow

GENEVA, May 14, 2013 – UN Watch commends the U.S. and Canada for strongly protesting Iran’s looming presidency of the UN disarmament conference and  announcing (see below) that their ambassadors will  boycott the session during Tehran’s five weeks at the helm.

The decisions by Washington and Ottawa came in response to UN Watch’s call for action yesterday.

UN Watch once again calls on the EU, and particularly, Britain, France, and Germany, to protest as well.

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Iran to chair U.N. disarmament conference

Exclusive Report by UN Watch

GENEVA, May 13, 2013 – 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. Click here for UN website.

“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.” Continue reading ‘Iran to chair U.N. disarmament conference’




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