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Saturday, June 07, 2008


Iran: The balls's in your court, Security Council

Following the latest Israeli threat against Iran, Iran has responded by demanding that the U.N. Security Council actually live up to the U.N. charter:
Such a dangerous threat against a sovereign state and a member of the United Nations constitutes a manifest violation of international law and contravenes the most fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and, thus, requires a resolute and clear response on the part of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council," [Iranian U.N. Ambassador Mohammad] Khazaee's letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, dated June 6, said.
Any bets? I'll say that the U.S. will say they'll gladly support a Security Council resolution which condemns Israel's remarks as long as it also condemns Ahmadinejad and reiterates a demand that Iran cease enriching uranium, and then will veto any resolution (if one gets that far) that doesn't do so. A resolution that is limited to condemning Israel for violating interntional law? Not going to happen, any more than a resolution condemning the U.S. for its numerous (and far more serious) violations of international law, mostly involving not just "threats" of unprovoked attack but actual unprovoked attacks.

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