Category Archives: United Nations

Iran Again Demands Secrecy in IAEA Meeting

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Speaking before the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on Thursday , September 10, 2015; Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi again delivered an official warning to the UN international inspection agency not to disclose Iran’s classified information related to its nuclear sites, regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to a 9/10/2015 IRNA report. “Iran will not accept any heedlessness that would lead to the revelation of classified information. The demand by certain Board of Governors members to receive such information runs counter to the Agency's standard procedures”, he declared. Najafi underlined Iran’s necessity for the IAEA to redouble efforts to keep the information of Iran's nuclear program “confidential and hidden to the foreign spy agencies that attempt Read more

FAS Issues Report on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer The Nuclear Verification Capabilites Independent Task Force of the Federation of American Scientists has issued a report, “Six Achievable Steps for Implementing an Effective Verification Regime for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran. “ The intent of the FAS analysis is to outline challenges to and offer constructive suggestions for effective implementation of the proposed Iran Nuclear Agreement. The report emphasizes six feasible steps for executing an effective nuclear nonproliferation verification regime with Iran: 1. Ensure that the Joint Commission Works Effectively Among the P5+1 and Iran to Facilitate Compliance and Communication 2. Organize Executive Branch Mechanisms to Create Synergy and Sustain Focus on Implementation Over the Long-Term 3. Support and Augment the IAEA in the Pursuit of its Key Monitoring Role 4. Read more

President Will Veto Any Congressional Opposition to Iran Nuclear Proliferation Agreement

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer President Obama has vowed that he will veto any congressional legislation that would run contrary to the nuclear accord reached with Iran. He flatly stated that he was confident that the deal will meet the national security interests of the United States and its allies. He also advised members of Congress to tone down their rhetoric regarding Iran. Under the terms of the agreement reached earlier Tuesday morning in Vienna between the US, Russia, Germany, China, France, UK and the Islamic Republic of Iran, most UN-imposed economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted under the following terms: ⁰ A 15-year delay on advanced nuclear research and production. ⁰ Lengthening of nuclear device breakout time from 2-3 month to 1 year. ⁰ Elimination of 2/3 of Iranian centrifuges. ⁰ IAEA inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities. ⁰ Prevention Read more

Iran Denies Shipping Weapons to Houthi Insurgents

Fighting Intensifies in Yemen By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Speaking in response to recent reports of suspected arms shipments, Iranian Navy Commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, has officially denied that the Irianian convoy was carrying arms destined for Houthi insurgents in Yemen. Furthermore, he said that Iran Navy warships were originally deployed along area shipping routes as an anti-piracy operation in accordance with UN approved resolutions. IRIN Commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (IRNA photo) He also stated that Iran would maintain warships in international waters of the Gulf of Aden for at least the next several months, Admiral Sayyari also rejected reports that Iran's fleet has been warned to leave the Gulf of Aden, according to the Islamic Republic's state news agency, IRNA. Meanwhile, in an apparently new phase of Read more

Yemen Area Naval Situation De-escalates

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

The US/Iranian naval tensions, related to suspected strategic arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen appears to be de-escalating as the US Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and guided missile cruiser USS Normandy are being withdrawn and are now heading back to the Persian Gulf, according to Pentagon officials.

Yesterday, the nine-ship Iranian convoy, thought to be carrying arms to Yemen, contrary to UN sanctions, reversed course in the Arabian Sea.

UN Arms Trade Treaty Headed For World Ratification

With or without US ratification, the UN Global Arms Trade Treaty appears to be headed towards becoming International Law, as soon as 50 countries have ratified the controversial measure. North Korea, Iran and Syria attempted to block an effort to approve the treaty last week by consensus. The US voted in favor of the measure despite pressure from the National Rifle Association and the US Senate, which stated it would work to ensure the Senate would not ratify it. Russia led a group of nations that abstained. US diplomats said much of what’s in the legislation is in practice in the United States, where weapons companies are forbidden from selling to nations or groups likely to commit genocide. Partially Sourced from United Press International

U. N. Turns Blind Eye to Genocide?

The United Nations is refusing to recognize Christians in some Muslim Countries as human rights refugees in spite of the fact that they are having to flee for their lives.  It is reminiscent of the West refusing to recognize the refugees fleeing from the coming Holocaust before WW2.   Naturally, the Jewish persecution by constant shelling, terrorism, and plots by Iran to get a nuke to complete the final solution even if it costs them half of their own country gets no recognition either so they are not any better at there either.  The link shows why this is happening.  The internal politics of the UN favors a coherent block of member states.  Just like it did not recognize the human rights problems of the communists because a huge block of its members were communists, now the Organization of the Islamic Conference (56 nations) is a very powerful block holding administrative positions Read more

UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development Or The Enslavement Of A Planet?

Over two hundred people poured into the Millsboro Fire Hall, Thursday night to hear a presentation of the United Nation's Agenda 21, also known as "Sustainable Development." The plan for for "One World Government that George Herbert Walker Bush called the, "New World Order" was about to begin. The 9-12 Delaware Patriots hosted Maggie Roddin to present the two hour Agenda 21 presentation, Her radio website is: President Obama signed his 86th Executive Order (13575) on June 9 that established the White House Rural Council that seems to be in line with the United Nations radical Agenda 21, and it is designed to begin taking control of almost all aspects of the lives of 16 percent of the American People. In 1992, President Bush signed the Agreement for the Administrative Implementation of Agenda 21 and another 178 Nations also signed on. The Objectives Read more

Goldstone has integrity; Will the UN?

In a startling turnaround, Richard Goldstone of the UN's Goldstone Report which found that both Israel and Hamas committed potential war crimes and possibly Crimes against Humanity.  He now says that if he knew what he knew today, it would have been a very different report.  Israel is innocent of targeting civilians and most of the 1000 killed in the Gaza war turned out not to be civilians as Hamas claimed. Goldstone wrote this in the Washington Post Saturday: As I indicated from the very beginning, I would have welcomed Israel’s cooperation. The purpose of the Goldstone Report was never to prove a foregone conclusion against Israel. I insisted on changing the original mandate adopted by the Human Rights Council, which was skewed against Israel. I have always been clear that Israel, like any other sovereign nation, has the right and obligation to defend itself and its citizens against Read more

Its national family week

The President has proclaimed this national family week. I applaud the sentiment behind the proclamation. I wish some substance would be added to it. Families are often not even an afterthought in policy making. Why not have a family impact statement be required before any new regulations go into effect or we sign on to any UN Conventions. It would take only the stroke of pen. The same pen used to praise families could be used to protect them.

The UN Assault on Free Speech

Islam has contributed a great deal to the world, but freedom of speech is not one of those contributions. Would that statement be banned under the UN treaty being considered? Why are Clinton and Obama betraying us to the hardline Muslims? The U. S. is rejecting the UN resolution on religious defamation. That sounds good, but then they worked with the Tyrannical dictatorship in a compromise. I will let Mr. Thomas Mitchell explain the concerns of freedom lovers around the world. Michael Posner -- the assistant U.S. secretary of state for human rights, democracy and labor -- worked with Egypt to draft compromise language for the U.N. resolution that condemns religion-oriented harassment and discrimination, making a fragile distinction from defamation. That compromise language "expresses its concern that incidents of racial and religious intolerance, discrimination and related violence, as Read more

Could this be our future

Israel's then left wing government defended its people from constant attack in Gaza led by the terrorist group Hamas. Now a UN report is critical of Israel for civilian casualties and is raising concerns about officials of those government traveling to some European countries. Hamas is basically a civilian group. You can not fight it without casualties in the population that shelters it. This report has a perverse logic that a population which shelters and elects terrorists should be protected even if it means allowing a daily barrage of terrorism and military attack on a nation's civilian population. It acts as if Hamas is not responsible for stationing its rockets in population centers including schools and apartments. According to the law of war, when those are used to hide, plan, or launch attacks they are subject to attack themselves. The Israelis protected their forces and Read more

Gaddafi Actually Has A Great Idea

Lybian dictator Muammar Gaddafi made a speech before the United Nations today. The speech lasted for 1 hour and 36 minutes, well over the 15 minutes normally allotted for speeches. According to news reports, he rambled on and on covering his opinions on world events for the last forty years, but the best thing the man said is reported by CNN: Citing tough U.S. security, Gadhafi also broached the idea of moving the U.N. headquarters out of the United States and suggested putting it in another location, like China or India. That is a great idea! Certainly we could raise a large group of volunteers that would gladly help get that festering boil off of US soil. The day the last U.N. bureaucrat hops on the jet out of here could become a national day of celebration. It couldn't come sooner. Read more


The Lubna-Ahmed al-Hussein trial in the Sudan will resume on September 7th. Who is this woman and what did she do that has her facing 40 lashes for "indecency" in the Sudan? She wore pants in public: Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who waived the immunity she has as an employee of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, will be sentenced Tuesday. She has been charged with violating Article 152 of Sudanese law, which metes out a punishment of 40 lashes for those who commit “an indecent act which violates public morality or wears indecent clothing.” Hussein was one of a group of 13 women arrested July 3 for wearing trousers in public in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Ten of the women agreed to receive 10 lashes as punishment, but Hussein took her case to trial instead, according to the AFP reports. The hearing today was adjourned as protesters, including some women in...gasp...pants, were Read more

Question on North “We Got Nukes” Korea

Reports are coming fast and furious that North Korea intends to do an ocean launch of a test-nuclear missle aimed dead-on at Hawaii.  The PRESUMPTION, because we all should agree that anything that government puts out is propoganda (stealing their term), is that this is intended to fall well short of the Island-State, but the intent to flex muscle is there. Question: If North Korea follows through on this "test" from their ship in the Pacific Ocean, consider they are doing it from INTERNATIONAL waters, not their territorial area, and they are knowingly and willfully (and wantonly) doing it with Hawaii in their straight-line target-site, will.... ...North Korea have provoked or invoked a legitimate act of war, an act that the international community, including the UN, has already proactively condemned, thus making legitimate any military response against them? Smitty addendum: Read more