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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Apparently, We're Now Using The UAE To Do Our Dirty Work

I can't figure out if it is pathetic of the Obama Administration to abandon such purposes to the UAE, or if, on the other, perhaps, it is a work of genius.

Maybe, Obama thinks it is forcing the Muslim world to take responsibility for the chaos they create. If that is the way he is thinking, the I toast him. A glass of Wild Turkey and a cigar (in the name of Midnight Rider) to Obama.


Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured munitions, detonators, explosives and rocket-propelled grenades bound for Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions, diplomats said.

The UAE two weeks ago notified the UN Security Council of the seizure, according to the diplomats, who spoke on condition they aren’t named because the communication hasn’t been made public. They said the ship, owned by an Australian subsidiary of a French company and sailing under a Bahamian flag, was carrying 10 containers of arms disguised as oil equipment.

The council committee that monitors enforcement of UN sanctions against North Korea wrote letters to Iran and the government in Pyongyang asking for explanations of the violation, and one to the UAE expressing appreciation for the cooperation, the envoys said. No response has been received and the UAE has unloaded the cargo, they said.

The UAE and Iranian missions to the UN didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The Financial Times reported the weapons seizure earlier today.

The Security Council voted on June 12 to adopt a resolution that punishes North Korea for its recent nuclear-bomb test and missile launches through cargo inspections and enforcement of restrictions on financial transactions. The measure calls for the interdiction at seaports, airports or in international waters of any cargo suspected of containing arms or nuclear or missile-related materials going to or from North Korea.

UN Sanctions

Iran is under three sets of UN sanctions for its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a process to isolate a uranium isotope needed to generate fuel for a nuclear power reactor or, in higher concentrations, to make a weapon.

Iran denies allegations by the U.S. and some of its major allies that it seeks an atomic weapon or the means to build one, insisting the nuclear work is intended to generate electricity.

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the Iranian government must respond by late September to his request for new talks on curbing its nuclear program. Iran last month said work is under way on proposals that may provide the basis for renewed talks.

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4 Comments:

Blogger LL said...

Suni Muslims vs Shiia Muslims

Dear Leader is a Suni.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:57:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Hmm.

Good point.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:45:00 am  
Anonymous andre79 said...

Crushing house market in Dubai needs a bailout. All they need to do is showing they're a nice puppy who can do tricks for 1 min or something.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 7:23:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Gulf States and S.A. believe Iran wants to head the caliphate and will wipe them out to do it.

Period.

So it is in the interests of the Gulf States and S.A. to inderdict as much of the arms as they can. They are not doing "our" "dirty work." They are protecting their own survival.

They have finally figured out that neither the UN nor the US is interested in survival, apparently!

Ro

Ro

Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:26:00 pm  

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