Earlier today the United Nations appointed North Korea to head its Conference on Disarmament. The Conference reports to the UN General Assembly and the UN calls it “the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.” It is in fact the world’s disarmament agency.
The appointment is a cynical ploy and a slap in the face to those who are truly interested in disarmament and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
North Korea is no more interested in disarmament than Iran is interested in shutting down its nuclear weapons development program. North Korea’s track record of exporting nuclear technology to rogue regimes around the world is appalling and the United Nation’s Security Council has repeatedly placed sanctions on the country for developing nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and other weapons of mass destruction, all of which have been studiously ignored. North Korea may be interested in many things but disarmament isn’t one of them. Her pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, her exports, her war-mongering and her collaboration with fellow rogue regimes have made the world a much more dangerous place and have brought us to the brink of nuclear war on several occasions. The appointment will do nothing but encourage her and lead to more of the same. Disarmament no, proliferation yes…that’s North Korea’s attitude and that is what she’ll bring to the Conference.
Given the make-up of the United Nations that’s probably the point. If you were really interested in disarmament and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons North Korea is the last country you’d appoint. On the other hand, North Korea is the first country you’d appoint if you were interested in the spread of conventional and nuclear weapons to the forces of evil, darkness and death that the UN body politic consists of.
Devious, isn’t it? Also sick and ethically and morally bankrupt.
Just like the United Nations itself.