September 27, 2009

SORRY, NICK, WHO'S BEING NAIVE?:

UN leaders back nuclear resolution but grow impatient with Iran (Alex Spillius, 24 Sep 2009, Daily Telegraph)

World leaders have backed a landmark resolution calling for a world without nuclear weapons at a United Nations Security Council hosted by Barack Obama. [...]

Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, came close to mocking his American counterpart for the good intentions, which Mr Obama had heralded as an "historic" step towards nuclear abolition, even though it set no specific targets or fresh mandates.

"We live in a real world not a virtual world," the Frenchman told the 15-member council. "And the real world expects us to take decisions.

"President Obama dreams of a world without weapons ... but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

"Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions."


When push last came to shove on a member state violating UN Resolutions, France bailed. Why should we or the Iranians take them seriously now? Internal politics forces Mr. Obama to act against Iran. Where will France be?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2009 6:56 AM
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