Iran, the worst violator of human rights, is up for a seat on the "new" (sounds old - very, very old) Human
abuse Rights Council. This is beyond the pale.
Iran has put itself forward as a candidate for a seat on the new United Nations Human Rights Council in its inaugural election of forty-seven members scheduled for May 9th. Insiders believe that Iran will be voted in by the General Assembly, because it is grouped with the Asian bloc of nations that are allotted thirteen seats on the forty-seven seat Council. Story here
Still wondering why the U.S. refused to join the new Human Rights council here? Here are some of Iran's "Human Rights" highlights;
CLICK ON THE BOTTOM LINK OF THIS POST TO SEE THESE PICTURES. BEWARE THEY ARE GRAPHIC WHICH IS WHY I MOVED THEM OFF THE MAIN PAGE.
I am sorry if these pictures offend you, but Iran even being mentioned for a Human Rights anything, deeply offends me.
"The new Human Rights Council is supposedly a turning point for the United Nations--yet the council underscores how the world body is hopelessly corrupt," said Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute.
"Regimes that used the former rights commission to shield themselves from criticism successfully worked to make the new Human Rights Council toothless. And, according to news reports, there are hardly enough pro-American nations in the UN to elect the United States to the new council. That this council will be little more than a re-packaging of the discredited rights commission is obvious. The UN is run by and for dictatorships.
"And it is only America's cooperation, financing and moral sanction that lends the UN any legitimacy. Our withdrawal from that vicious organization is decades overdue."