Balance of Power shifting in UN

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Stonker, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. They just announced the results of the voting for the Security Council which starts afresh in the New Year.

    Five countries are leaving at the end of this year:
    Panama and
    South Africa.

    Japan defeated Iran for an Asian seat, Mexico and Uganda were voted in, Turkey went through easily and Austria by a narrower margin.

    The big news is that Iran got the finger from practically every other country in its region.

    Read all about it:
  2. Voting was essentially as predicted some months back. Only real 'change' was Austria being favoured over Iceland. I wonder why?

    Looking forward to the usual suspects popping up to counter my comments, but this Japan-Iran vote essentially shows how far US/UK influence has fallen in recent years. The vote gives a strong indication as to how 'the world' views Iran. And yet, given this strength of feeling, the US/UK can do so little to combat Iran's influence in the region. In effect, they don't like what Iran's doing, but like US/UK policy even less.