According to U.N. Watch, the U.N. Disarmament Conference which began on May 13 is being chaired by Iran. U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer declared, “This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter.”
The U.N. is claiming that Iran’s chair position is “merely the result of an automatic rotation”; U.N. Watch called the incident “a fundamental conflict of interest” and called on U.N. officials to denounce Iran’s continued proliferation of weapons:
UN Watch calls on U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, EU High Commissioner Catherine Ashton, and U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon to make clear that 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 U.N.’s credibility.
The Disarmament Conference lasts from May 13 to June 28 and negotiates treaties dealing with non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, as well as nuclear test bans.