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US Ambassador to the UN Reminds UN its Vital Supporting Role of Human Rights

March 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Nikki Haley reminds the UN its vital supporting role of human rights in those countries that are violating the civil & constitutional privileges of the people, like Iran.

“If We Can’t Speak on behalf of people whose rights have been violated, then we have no business being  here (in UN)” Says Nikki Haley.

Nikki Haley believes that UN is the moral conscience of the world and human rights should be at the heart of its mission and asserts that peace and security are not possible while ignoring the human rights issue.

Nikki Haley is a fresh blood and a strong advocate in signifying the term “HUMAN RIGHTS” to the United Nation. [DID]

Why the Terrorist IRI Regime’s Ballistic Missiles Activities are not Violating the UNSC Resolution

October 18, 2015 Leave a comment
A new Iranian precision-guided ballistic missile is launched as it is tested at an undisclosed location October 11, 2015. REUTERS/farsnews.com/Handout via Reuters

A new Iranian precision-guided ballistic missile is launched as it is tested at an undisclosed location October 11, 2015. REUTERS/farsnews.com/Handout via Reuters

As I mentioned in my article “Alternative to Iran Nuclear Deal is the Iranian Dissidents”, one of the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal was the fact that the entire exercise of negotiation is flawed given that it relies too much on trust of the regime.

Separate from JCPOA, United Nation Security Council has replaced Resolution 1929 by the new Resolution 2231. In the Old Security Council Resolution 1929 (page 5, item 9), the Council used mandatory language “shall not” where it said, “It decides that Iran shall not undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons”. The new Security Council Resolution 2231 (page 99, item 3) however changes the mandatory “shall” to an inferior language “call upon not to”, where it says “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles.” It is this accepted inferior language (i.e., permissive “call upon”) that allows the criminal mullahs’ regime to freely practice undertaking activities related to ballistic missiles.

In other word the UN Security Council and the P5+1 led by US has removed the deterrent UNSC Res 1929 and instead engineered a legal channel through resolution 2231 for the mullahs’ regime to undertake such threatening measures to global security. If anyone has to be blamed here it is not the puppet mullahs’ regime but its puppeteers. [DID]

U.S. confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in “clear violation” of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

“The United States is deeply concerned about Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said in a statement.

“After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on Oct. 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon,” she said. “This was a clear violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929.”

The United States is preparing a report on the incident for the Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee and will raise the matter directly with Security Council members “in the coming days,” Power said. Read more…

A Sensitive Report on Suspected Mullahs’ Nuke Program has been Kept Secret by the IAEA

February 27, 2014 Leave a comment
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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano reacts as he attends a news conference.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran’s relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said.

Such a report – to have been prepared last year – would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to settle a decade-old dispute over its atomic aspirations, moves which accelerated after pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani took office in August.

According to the sources, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has apparently dropped the idea of a new report, at least for the time being. Read more…

Iran Human Rights Record Condemned in UN Report

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

UN special rapporteur publishes report criticizing widespread abuses. A special UN rapporteur has condemned widespread human rights abuses in Iran.30 Iranian Human Rights

report published on Wednesday by Ahmed Shaheed detailed a rise in the number of jailed journalists over the past decade, including 23 since January, and other restrictions against freedom of expression such as the blocking of up to 5m websites. It also expressed alarm about proposed legislation that would allow a custodian to marry his adopted child, and said minority religious groups were being subjected to discrimination in employment and education, and were often arbitrarily arrested and tortured.

Shaheed welcomed the recent release of more than a dozen political prisoners and “a number of positive signals” from Rouhani, who has made several calls for change since taking office in August, including the lifting of restrictions on academic freedoms, increasing social media access and urging police not to crack down on perceived violations of Islamic dress codes for women. Read more…

Obama’s U-Turn on Democracy and Human Rights

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Here is a Barack Obama puzzle: Why did the president turn 180 degrees on a key foreign policy question in a little more than two yearsPresident Barack Obama Delivers Address to United Nations General Assembly in New York

The issue is whether promoting democracy and human rights should be an American priority. In his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly last month, Obama offered a clear answer: No.

Speaking specifically about the Middle East and North Africa, the president identified four core interests: defending allies from aggression, ensuring access to oil, attacking terrorist networks that threaten Americans and stopping weapons of mass destruction.

America cares about democracy, human rights and free trade, he said, but “we can rarely achieve these objectives through unilateral American action.”

Though it was unusual for a U.S. president to reject a values-based policy so explicitly, the underlying view was not unfamiliar; former president George H.W. Bush would have found it congenial. Read more…

Calls for Further Pressure on IRI Regime to Release Remaining Political Prisoners

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Senator Kirk Welcomes Iran’s Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), founder of the U.S. Senate Iranian Dissident Awareness Program and co-chair of the nasrinreleaseIranian Political Prisoners Global Advocacy Project, today welcomed Iran’s release of several political prisoners, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and called for further pressure on the Iranian regime to unconditionally and immediately release all remaining political prisoners, including the members of the Baha’i leadership (“the Yaran”).

“While I welcome Nasrin’s release and look forward to speaking to her soon, I recognize that today’s action stems from President Rouhani’s cynical attempt to hoodwink western audiences ahead of his visit to the United Nations,” Senator Kirk said. Read more…

North Korea Threat triggers Global Backlash

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

North Korea on Tuesday threatened to destroy South Korea and hinted at “stronger steps” after its third nuclear test last week, prompting a stern response from the Obama administration and korea_s640x458European nations.

North Korean diplomat Jon Yong-ryong lashed out at a U.N. Conference on Disarmament session in Geneva in response to threats of further international sanctions over the blast and some of South Korea’s countermeasures such as expanded military drills.

“As the saying goes, a newborn puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction,” Mr. Jon said at the conference.

European and American officials quickly denounced Mr. Jon’s threats and warned that they would only lead to further punishments for the reclusive communist regime. Read more…

EDITORIAL: Obama gives Iran a Freebie

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

When the doors opened after Saturday’s meeting of the permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council plus Germany and Iran, the Iranian delegation seemed to hold the upper hand. Lead negotiator Saeed Jalili said the talks were productive but maintained, “Enrichment of uranium is one of these rights that every individual member state [of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] should benefit from and enjoy for peaceful purposes.” Apparently the United States agreed with him; a report in Tehran’s state news organ Kayhan announced “an important reversal of America’s position.” Further talks on “confidence-building measures” are scheduled for the end of May, in Baghdad.

“My initial impression is that Iran has been given a freebie,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented after the Istanbul round. TheUnited Nations had been demanding that Iran cease uranium enrichment Read more…

Why Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Must be Stopped

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment

FOR years, Iranian nuclear scientists have been involved in unexplained accidents and plane crashes.

And will it not be unwise for a knowledgeable mind to attribute these incidences to accidents or mere happenstance?

The United States and Israel have a long history of amity and have cooperated on many grounds, including intelligence gathering much of which has to do with Iran and Saddam’s Iraq.

A good example was the 2009 Stuxnet cyber attack that stymied the logic board that controlled the spinning centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility. Read more…

UN Report Documents “Striking Pattern of Violations”

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

(7 March 2012) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today welcomed the comprehensive report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human

skyrocketing rise in the number of executions

rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, as a significant document that gives voice to the victims of widespread violations. The Campaign called on the Iranian government to end its absolute lack of cooperation with UN mechanisms and its systematic violations of its international obligations and to work with the Special Rapporteur to address the human rights crisis in that country. Read more…