UN Absurdity: Iran to Lead Disarmament Committee

‘Like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter.’

Iran, the radical theocracy that is illegally arming itself with nuclear weapons, is poised to become president of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, the UN announced on January 18.

  • The Conference on Disarmament is the UN organization designed to lead the negotiation of nuclear disarmament deals and numerous other weapons treaties.
  • Iran is the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency cautioned last year that Iran has likely enriched uranium to build several nuclear warheads.
  • Iran’s presidency is scheduled to last from March 18 to March 29 and again from May 13 to May 24.

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, pointed out the madness of the decision: “Having [Iranian Supreme Leader] Ayatollah Khamenei preside over global nuclear weapons disarmament is like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter.”

UNhinged: As absurd as it is to put one of the world’s most dangerous, unlawful and unapologetic arms manufacturers over the disarmament conference, it is far from the first time the United Nations has made such a ludicrous decision.

  • In 2007, Zimbabwe was elected chair of the Commission on Sustainable Development.
  • In 2017, Saudi Arabia was elected to the women’s rights commission.
  • In 2020, China was appointed to the Human Rights Council panel.
  • In 2023, North Korea was elected to the World Health Organization.

The list of preposterous UN appointments and elections goes on. Since the organization is wracked by corruption at almost every level, it has routinely given central positions to the looniest candidates available.

Path to peace? The UN was created in 1945 with the aim of promoting peace globally. But as with man’s other peacekeeping initiatives, it has failed to establish a world of lasting peace. The madness of the UN’s recent appointments ensures that the organization will continue to fail at its most basic purpose.

Yet there is a path to true and lasting peace. To understand, watch “The Way of Peace.”