Saturday, November 10, 2012

Obama's BFF Erdogan says all countries should be permanent members of UNSC.....Does this include ISRAEL?


Obama's BFF Erdogan says all countries should be permanent members of UNSC.....Does this include ISRAEL?(TZ).Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took his long-standing call for reform of the United Nations a step further on Friday, saying all nations should become permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Erdoğan, frustrated with the deadlock at the 15-nation UNSC over Syria, has repeatedly called for a reform of the world body.
On Thursday, he said the fate of the world “cannot be left to what comes out of the mouth of the five permanent members,” complaining that the stalemate of the UN encourages President Bashar al-Assad's regime to continue using violence to suppress rebellion against his rule.
Responding to questions on his call for reform on Friday at a panel session in Bali, Indonesia, Erdoğan said he was opposed to world countries being divided into “permanent” and “non-permanent” members. “I believe this categorization is wrong. If there should be permanent members, then all members of the UN should be permanent members, because the UN Charter says, big or small, all member countries are equal,” he stated.
According to Erdoğan, permanent membership could rotate among countries on an annual basis.
The UNSC comprises 15 members, five of which are permanent members with the right to veto any resolution put forward by the UN powerhouse. The remaining 10 are non-permanent members, each holding two-year rotating terms. Two permanent members of the UNSC, Russia and China, have blocked attempts by the US, France and Britain to harshly condemn the Assad regime for violence in Syria three times, fearing it could lead to a Libya-style military intervention there.
Erdoğan commented that the current permanent members of the UNSC represent only three continents: America, Europe and Asia. “Are the other continents represented? No. Are all faith groups represented? No. Then you cannot expect justice from here, because most of the time decisions are based on ideological stances,” he said.
The prime minister singled out the case of Israel, saying no sanctions could be imposed on this country for violating past UN decisions simply because there is no mechanism to enforce UN decisions. Likewise, 133 world countries are ready to recognize Palestinian statehood, but it is not endorsed by the UN because Israel does not want it, Erdoğan noted, apparently referring to the US's veto of such attempts.
133 countries agree to this but one permanent member says no. Why do we have to put it off because one country says no?” asked Erdoğan.Read the full story here.

Hmmmm........ Countries Ineligible to Sit on the United Nations Security Council :      Israel !

Believe it or not, Israel is the only one of the 185 member countries ineligible to serve on the United Nations Security Council, the key deliberative group of the world body. Even Iraq is eligible. So is Iran. And so, too, are Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

Why is it that these seven nations, all cited by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism, are eligible to serve rotating terms on the Security Council, yet Israel, a democratic nation and member of the UN since May 11, 1949, is not?Read the full story here.

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