Tuesday, 11 August 2009

UN Secretary-General congratulates Ahmadinejad

It's not often that I start badmouthing the UN. Usually I have a lot of respect for it and the work which it carries out, especially through the World Food Programme and the World Health Organisation. However, Reuters reports that today the UN's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a letter of congratulations to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his "win" in June's presidential election.

Chapter One of the Charter of the United Nations explicitly states that the purposes of the UN are amongst other things "promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion". Articles 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirm the right to freedom of thought, opinion, association and freely chosen representatives for all humankind. So far so good, these are extremely noble ideals which if followed would surely lead to a peaceful, egalitarian world.

And yet, Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN, the man who has been chosen to extol the wonders of this Declaration and promote the rights within it, has chosen to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his "re-election". What is Mr Ban thinking? The main proliferators of bigotry, oppression and tyranny in the Middle East today are Ahmadinejad and the unelected Mullah oligarchy that put him in office. Does Mr Ban not care at all for the integrity of the Office he holds? Are "human rights" and "fundemental freedoms" simply buzzwords to him?

You'd think that after the explosive, well documented events of the past few weeks in Iran, the world would realise that the Mullahs are definitely no longer wanted by Iran's populace. But at this crucial time when people in Iran are looking for the support of the nations of the world in their fight for freedom and democracy, the Secretary-General of the UN congratulates (i.e. validates) Ahmadinejad's presidency, and by extension gives a nod of approval to the Islamic Republic to carry on. This is a slap in the face of all those who've died in the protests, who've been arrested and who've endured the torture of Iranian prisons. It is quite frankly, an unforgivable thing to do, and no amount of sugarcoated excuses on how this is just "pragmatic politics" will ever change the fact that the UN is now actively continuing to appease a fascist regime.

Comments are most welcome.


  1. Absolutely ridiculous. The UN, while as you mentioned, does a lot of good work (which often goes unappreciated), it really needs to pull its socks up. Other mishaps (like the UNHRC praising Sri Lanka) have occurred and this one has just been added to the list.

    And, you wont be surprised in what PressTV have opted to do with the story: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8607/presstv.png - Front page, main story, right at the top.

  2. UN is a scandal ridden corrupt organization that has to be dismantled.

  3. Yes, the U.N. have performed some good, such as the WFP and the WHO; however, they are failing human rights.


    It is a terrible shame, and we must all exert a great deal of pressure on the U.N. to start acting in accordance with its Charter.

  4. Yes winston the UN is a bad organization! NOT! Just because it doesn't have the same vitriolic ideological stance that you traitors have, doesn't mean its a bad organization!

    Get the fuck out of here you piece of shit traitor. I wish you would come to Iran so I could fucking kill you.

  5. Because such is the only language you savages comprehend; it is the only language in which you traitors will be educated under; it is the only language in which your highly flawed reason can be articulated - wanton violence. You are the IRI thugs. You are the devil's rejects.

    You are the loser, SZ.

  6. Mehrtash,

    for a guy claiming to be all for human rights, you are quite the loser, even your picture on your blog is retarded looking. You look like a british wanna be lord! hahaha.

    And next time you post, correct your grammar and spelling you idiot.


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