Should Iran be booted from the United Nations?

- August 15th, 2012

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.

Read the whole thing…

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  1. Bill Elder says:

    I don’t think much would be accomplished by banning despots from the UN (it is already a congress of despots and tyrants) . It would be a far better strategy for the free democratic nations to leave the UN to form a sort of league of nations of the free west. As it is now free democracies are out voted at least 3 to 1 in the UN so liberal democratic civil ideals are always compromised in UN agreements. Any compromise with tyranny is a loss of freedom. This is thy I am diametrically opposed to obeying any UN directive which impacts domestic law – it’s source was a congress of despots.

    With global politics rushing towards global governance and the rise of a mid east despotic congress controlling UN diktat, it is wise for the free nations to abandon the UN as any credible venue for the survival of liberal democratic freedom or western rule of law.

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