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  • Ahmadinejad to Address U.N. Conference on Nuclear Proliferation

    Although Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has found little time to reciprocate the Obama Administration’s diplomatic engagement efforts, he apparently is eager to engage an international audience at a U.N. forum next week.  He is planning to travel to New York City on Monday to address the U.N. conference reviewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  This is the same treaty that Iran is subverting by exploiting loopholes to advance its nuclear weapons program.

    Ahmadinejad’s appearance will be a major embarrassment for the U.N., which has failed to take decisive action to pressure Iran to comply with its nuclear safeguards obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  The U.N. Security Council has passed three resolutions imposing weak sanctions on Iran, but has failed to agree on western proposals to impose another round of stronger sanctions, despite the fact that Iran again was caught cheating on its obligations under the treaty when it admitted last September that it had started building a secret uranium enrichment plant.

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted that Ahmadinejad’s government had failed to address U.N. concerns that Iran was using its civilian nuclear power program as a front for concealing nuclear weapons efforts and stated hopefully: “If he brings some good constructive proposal in resolving the Iranian nuclear issue, that will be helpful.”

    But the truculent Ahmadinejad is unlikely to genuinely cooperate in resolving the longstanding standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.  Instead, he is likely to use the U.N. as a platform for denouncing the United States and delivering another smug lecture on the supposed superiority of Iran’s Islamist dictatorship and its enlightened policies, just as he did in 2008.  His continued defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions underscores the weakness of the U.N. in confronting one of the most hazardous threats faced by the world today.

    Meanwhile, as Ahmadinejad prepares for his U.N. harangue, his wife yesterday made an unusual charge against the U.N.   She told a conference of Muslim women that “Westerners exploit the U.N. to promote illicit affairs.”  Fortunately for her, she has little to worry about, given her husband’s limited personal appeal.

    For links to all Heritage Foundation publications on Iran, see: Iran

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    8 Responses to Ahmadinejad to Address U.N. Conference on Nuclear Proliferation

    1. Terrie McCormack says:

      What? My guess is that Ahaminejad is coming to rub our noses in the fact that he is building a nuclear weapon whether we like it or not. Perhaps we need declare war while he is on the plane and then arrest him when he arrives. This would certainly be better than doing nothing or waiting until Iran has the bomb. This whole thing with Iran getting nukes makes me sick. We have to stop this guy some way.

    2. Rachael, USA says:

      It is always good to hear Ahmadinejad's perspective. He is one of the few world leaders that is actually intelligent and is not afraid to speak the truth. Yes he has to stay within the bounds of his religious bosses, but at lest when it comes to The western government lies, and fabrication, he tells it as close to the truth as any one can without getting targeted and killed by the Jewish Mossad agents. I love it when he exposes the extortion rackets like the Jewish Holocaust and boldly asks "why don't you show historians the scientific evidence for it?". He know that the answer is "well because there is none. the whole Jewish Holocaust thing is a lie set up as a money making tool for a group of Jews.", but nobody is going to say that. So the fact that he asks it and the reaction on the faces of the Journalists and the other Jews and Western leaders is just priceless to watch.

      Or when he says lets make the entire middle east a nuclear weapon free zone! You can see the other leaders running around saying "yes, yes but with the exception of Israel, of course we are not saying that Israel has nuclear weapons, but if they did (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) then they have every right to have them!" Why should Israel be allowed to have and use chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; well because the Israeli Jews practice the most humane form of racism and Apartheid against all non-Jews, and they should be allowed to continue to do so.

    3. Bill Herring Tulsa, says:

      There's no way that the U.S. should allow Ahmadinejad to be let into our country, much less stand before the world and talk about nuclear weapons!

      Is our president/government totally ignorant?

    4. Dennis Social Circle says:

      The un is useless and we do not need to be part of the one-world take over "guvment" they want.

    5. Drew Page, IL says:

      Ahmadinejad considers Obama (and by implication the U.S.) to be irrelevant. He knows we will talk and talk, but do nothing to stop him or Iran.

      If I were in his position, I wouldn't talk to Obama either.

    6. Normca says:

      The UN is a bigger sham the the president of the United States. The UN puts Iran on a Woman's Council ? Isn't Obama going to NY to meet with his idol and counterpart ?

    7. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      How much more does the UN have to do to convince the American people that we must get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US. This is nothing but

      a collection of two bit dictators of thug nations that want only to see America

      "transformed" into the same type of third world country that their country is.

    8. John Clancy, Wyandot says:

      Given the bowing to the Moslem nations and the snubbing of Isreal, our ally in the middle east, by President Obama, is it possible that the U.S. president "secretly" favors Iran's goal of the nuclear bomb?

      If so, President Obama "secretly" favors Ahmadinejad's coy maneuvers and dark deception at the U.N. and in the face of the world.

      Can any of these possibilities be related to President Obama's attendance at Reverend Wright's church over a 20 year period, and the influence the Reverend may have had on our president's view of the United States, the country he swore to protect and defend?

      How does the president's possible view relate to Washington's and Jefferson's and Adams' and Monroe's and Lincoln's and Regan's? With each passing day, one sees that our present president has an agenda that is moving us farther and farther away from our founding fathers. With it he tramples on all those who gave their lives and sacred honor that we might establish and nurture a free nation of the people, by the people, and for the people.

      In acting on his agenda, he is not simply making adjustments here and there, but he is tearing at the very roots of our nation. On behalf of all those who lived and died that we might free, we need to organized every precinct now so that we can begin to stop the destruction of our country in November.

    9. Larry, Rogersville says:

      Why are we even listening to this idiot? He kills people for voicing their opinions and opposition against his policies and practices. He is going to tell everyone one thing and do the opposite. He mocks the United States. Granted our current administration has acted weakly and left themselves wide open for criticizm. Thanks Obama… Don't let I'manuttjobb within our borders!

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