UN Balks At Censuring Ahmadinejad
The UN Security Council has been unable to date to pass the statement.
France's UN Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere initiated the drive for a statement after Ahmadinejad said last Sunday that jihadists in Lebanon and Palestine had pressed a "countdown button" to bring an end to the "Zionist regime." He also said in the speech,
"By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future."Now the UN, limp-wristed as it is, doesn't like it when the head of a member state talks about the complete, genocidal destruction of another member state; hence the effort to get a statement. But a statement, unlike a resolution, requires a unanymous vote of the Security Council, and therein lies the rub.
Two Muslim countries, Qatar and Indonesia, are balking at signing onto the statement. Their ambassadors appear to be unclear about how they should vote and are seeking advice from their governments, delaying the vote.
They're unclear about how to vote? They think maybe the elimination of an entire nation just out of monumental religious bigotry might just be all right with their countries?
As I recall, proponents of the dominant religion in Qatar and Indonesia refer to their faith as "the religion of peace." How odd.