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In UN Condemnation Sweepstakes, Iran Noses Out North Korea & Syria
Inner City Press ^ | Monday, December 19, 2011 | Matthew Russell Lee

Posted on 12/19/2011 4:34:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Three human rights votes were taken Monday morning at the UN, to condemn the practices of Syria, North Korea and Iran...

Syria drew the most condemnations, 133, with DPRK second at 123 and the Iran vote decidedly more mixed: 89 condemning, 30 supporting and 64 abstaining. Iran might say there were more not condemning, including abstentions, than condemning.

Sudan, interestingly, voted to condemn Syria, but not Iran or North Korea. Skeptics attribute Khartoum's anti-Assad vote to an attempt to "go mainstream," or at least be taken off the US state sponsor of terrorism list.

Qatar, meanwhile, seemed to some to lack coherence, voting to condemn Syria, abstaining on North Korea and voting to not condemn Iran.

Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of trying to kill its ambassador to Washington, surprisingly abstained on Iran, while voting to condemn both North Korea and Syria.

Afterward Iran's Permanent Representative came to the stakeout and Inner City Press asked him about Camp Ashraf, which Iraq says it will close by December 31. He said that most can return easily to Iran, but a few "need" to be put on trial. UN envoy Martin Kobler is publicly asking for an extension of time, while privately looking to move the Campers to an ex-US base in Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at innercitypress.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iran; northkorea; qatar; saudiarabia; sudan; syria
Iran's PR at stakeout, Saudi abstention not shown (c) MRLee

(c) MRLee

1 posted on 12/19/2011 4:34:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Saudi Arabia *abstained* on Iran, Qatar voted against the condemnation of Iran.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 4:37:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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