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The U.N. DEMANDS, and the WORLD Shakes

Posted by zaphriel on July 31, 2006

… its own hand.

I am sure Ahmadi-wackjob is shaking in his boots.


UN Council set to demand Iran suspend nuclear work

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council was poised on Monday to adopt a resolution demanding Iran suspend its nuclear activities by the end of August or face the threat of sanctions.

Barring last-minute delays, the council has scheduled a vote on the document that demands Iran “suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development.”

If Tehran does not comply by August 31, the council would consider adopting “appropriate measures” under Article 41 of Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which pertains to economic sanctions, says the draft.

The resolution is the first on Iran with legally binding demands and a threat to consider sanctions. The United States and its allies suspect Iran is developing a nuclear bomb and accuse it of hiding research over 18 years.

On the eve of the anticipated vote, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a news conference the resolution was unacceptable and his country had the right “to take advantage of peaceful nuclear technology.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi also warned on Sunday the resolution would create what he called a deeper crisis in the Middle East, but he did not elaborate.

The problem with the U.N. taking action is its history of inaction, or rather UN-action. Even this resolution requires at least three more before penalties apply. As usual the U.N. continues to be an ineffective, bloated body floating in the cesspool of international politics.

But at least now they are taking action in their slow megalithic manner.

One Response to “The U.N. DEMANDS, and the WORLD Shakes”

  1. Craig said

    When Kofi was given a list of Demands…he replied: But what about Dewomen?

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