True or False? Iran Appointed to UN Disarmament Committee

True!

Unfortunately, perhaps better words would be “unbelievable” and even “absurd.”  But, hey, it’s the United Nations.

This week, Iran was appointed to the The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security at the United Nations.

According to a news report, the duties of the position, officially called Rapporteur, “include relaying information and reports on disarmament and armament activities between the committee and the General Assembly.”

You can read a news commentary here.

The committee’s function is described on the United Nations website as follows:

The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.

It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

The Committee works in close cooperation with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament. It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage.

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