Iran Chairs the UN Conference on Disarmament

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Iran Chairs the UN Conference on Disarmament

The United Nations reaches a new level of absurdity with the appointment of Iran over the disarmament conference.

Beginning on May 27 and lasting until June 23, Iran will chair the UN conference on disarmament. Yes, the UN’s most important disarming forum will be led by one of the world’s greatest threats to nuclear warfare. The ridiculous situation shows the ineffectiveness of the United Nations in preventing the spread of nuclear armaments.

While the position that Iran will occupy is largely ceremonial, it is also a very prominent position that some of Iran’s opponents, such as the United States, would rather see filled by a less confrontational nation. The U.S. plans to boycott any talks that are led by Iran in the meetings to be held in Geneva.

It isn’t the first time a belligerent nation such as Iran has filled the position. In the summer of 2011, North Korea chaired the conference. The reason for these appointments is that there is an automatic rotation system.

Iran will take the seat at a time when the U.S. is accusing the Persian nation of stalling talks designed to halt its aggressive nuclear program. While Iran says it is willing to talk, there has been little evidence of a breakthrough that would lead to Iran giving up its nuclear ambitions.

Now Iran has been provided with another opportunity to flaunt itself as pro-disarmament by chairing the UN conference on disarmament.

“When the United Nations imposes four rounds of sanctions on Iran for illicit nuclear activities, condemns it for illegally arming the murderous Syrian regime, and denounces Tehran’s massive abuse of human rights, this kind of appointment just defies common sense and harms the UN’s credibility,” said Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch.

The UN was established as man’s attempt to bring peace and stability to the Earth. When a violent nation such as Iran is allowed to lead a conference on disarmament, it is a clear indication that the UN is failing in its objectives.

Herbert W. Armstrong was in attendance when the UN was established, and at that time he prophesied of the ultimate demise of the organization. Mr. Armstrong said, “I see the clouds of World War iii gathering at this conference. … I do not see peace being germinated here, but the seeds of the next war! … The United Nations conference is producing nothing but strife and bickering, and is destined from its inception to end in total failure. Yet world leaders are pronouncing it the world’s last hope—with the only alternative annihilation of humanity!”

The danger of Iran’s nuclear ambitions cannot be overstated, nor the UN’s inability to change the situation. Read “The Return of the Mahdi Is Nigh” to more deeply understand why the UN is unable to stop Iran in its quest for the nuclear bomb.