I’ve long called for Canada to leave the United Nations. The organization does not live up to its billing, its ideals or the ideals that Canadians project onto it. The UN fails at the most fundamental missions we give to it such as finding peace in Syria or ending genocide in Sudan.
Now three former American diplomats have suggested a new way to reform the sick body, kick out Iran. Here’s a snippet of their op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Iran Doesn’t Belong in the U.N. or IMF
Any member that persistently violates the U.N. Charter can be expelled. That certainly sounds like Tehran.
BY JOHN BOLTON, MARK WALLACE AND KRISTEN SILVERBERG
The Iranian nuclear crisis has dragged on for some 20 years, despite multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions and a phalanx of national sanctions. Many believe that only military force will stop Iran, but even now Tehran doesn’t appear to take such a threat seriously.
One step short of force that the “international community” has been unwilling to take is ostracizing Iran from international organizations, such as the U.N. and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This needs to change.