Friday, June 22, 2007

News: Congress passes resolution against Ahmadinejad

Congress passed a resolution on Wednesday (by a vote of 411-2) calling on the U.N. to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with genocide for allegedly demanding that Israel be "wiped off the map."

It's a shame our government has no translators of Farsi (perhaps they're all gay), because the claim was based on a mistranslation (Click here, here, and here).

Congress also appealed to an important section of the U.N. Charter:

Whereas Article 2, Section 4, of the United Nations Charter, to which Iran has agreed as a Member State of the United Nations, requires all Member States of the United Nations to `refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state';


[h/t Justin Raimundo]

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