July 12, 2011

Canada To Boycott UN Conference On Disarmament Over Appointment Of North Korea To Chair — U.S.? Nope

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OTTAWA — [Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird]... “Our government feels this undermines not only the Conference on Disarmament, but the UN itself. And Canada will not be party to that . . . Our government received a strong mandate to advance Canada’s values — freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law — on the world stage.”
What did the Obi One admin say?
— The Obama administration will not follow Canada’s lead and boycott a session of the U.N.-linked Conference on Disarmament to protest North Korea’s appointment to the body’s rotating presidency.

“We have chosen not to make a big deal out of this because it’s a relatively low-level, inconsequential event,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday.

Figures

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