The controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is not only a threat to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but now an overseeing member of the month long conference has been named that should be cause for alarm: Iran. That’s right, the nation that our government claims is the next boogeyman is now one of the chosen members of the “bureau” that will determine what is in the treaty.
This bureau is composed of fifteen members that were elected on July 3. Among the five regional groups this is how the member nations are split up:
- South Korea
- Two Other Nations
Western Europe & Other Groups
Does anyone else notice who is not listed on the bureau? That’s right, the United States. Apparently the leaders of our nation are considering a treaty with other nations, concerning the sale, distribution, and ownership of weapons, that clearly have humans rights violations and yet we have no one representing us in the bureau.
According to CNS News,
UN Watch is urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to condemn the move: “He should remind the conference that the Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its prohibited nuclear program, and that Iran continues to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments to the murderous Assad regime,” (Hillel) Neuer (of UN Watch) said.
One of the key issues under discussion during the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the norms that should be adhered to when countries decide on selling arms – among them the requirement that a sale should not contribute to war crimes or human rights violations.
The composition of the conference bureau was mentioned in passing in a U.N. document outlining the proceedings, but the countries making up the body were not identified. According to the conference rules of procedure, the bureau’s function is to “assist the President in the general conduct of the business of the Conference and, subject to the decisions of the Conference, shall ensure the coordination of its work.”
In a statement, U.N. watch executive director Hillel Neuer says, “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. … 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.”
One hundred and ninety-three countries voted unanimously in favor of Iran on the fourth day of the meeting. Does it make sense to anyone else that the vote was unanimous? This means that our own representatives also voted in favor of putting Iran in this bureau. Talk about skitzophrenic. The obvious question though is why?
Iran is already beginning to boast of the UN’s election in their state-controlled media.
This is just the latest in a long string of ridiculous things that the United Nations has done that simply warrants a call for America to not only get out of the United Nations, but to evict the United Nations from America.
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