April 24, 2014 By Patrick Goodenough
Obama administration on Wednesday criticized Iran’s election to the U.N.’s
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) – but neither the U.S. nor any other
delegation objected when given the opportunity to do so, thus allowing Iran to
get the seat “by acclamation.” Iran will
now serve on the CSW, a body dealing with gender equality and the advancement
of women, for another four-year term, having already been a member since 2011.
Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power took to Twitter to express her views:
“Yet again Iran unopposed & was ‘elected’ to Commission on Status of Women.
Given record on women’s & human rights, this is an outrage.” But Richard Grenell, who served as
spokesman for four U.S. ambassadors to the U.N. during the George W. Bush
administration and is a close observer of the world body, was unimpressed with
Power can tweet her outrage after the fact all she wants,” he said. “She should
have been in the room for the vote and demanded a secret ballot rather than
allow an automatic acclamation by her silence.”....To Read More.....