People are celebrating this, and that’s fine, but remember: the Islamic Republic of Iran didn’t start oppressing women just a few months ago. The Islamic Republic of Iran has always oppressed women. She was oppressing women when she was put on this women’s rights committee in the first place. So don’t start assuming the UN has gone sane. He hasn’t. It is simply giving in to public outrage. He will turn around and call for laws against “Islamophobia” again tomorrow, even though everything the Islamic Republic of Iran does to women is based on Islamic law.
“Iran Booted From UN Women’s Rights Panel”, by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, December 14, 2022:
The United Nations voted on Wednesday to remove Iran from its seat on a women’s rights committee, drawing applause from Iranian dissidents seeking to topple the hardline regime following the killing of a 22-year-old woman who inappropriate head covering.
The United States led the charge to expel Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women, where it has served since 2019 despite being one of the world’s leading human rights violators. The US draft resolution was approved after 29 countries voted in favor, with 8 against and 16 abstentions.
Iran’s role in the women’s committee was disputed early on by hardline opponents of the regime who cited its record of oppressing and killing women. In light of an ongoing protest movement in Iran fueled by the regime’s abuse of women and girls, the UN said international outrage was too great to allow Tehran to remain on the commission, which works to empower women. women and create gender parity.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, described Iran’s presence on the committee as an “ugly stain on the commission’s credibility,” according to Reuters. Iran’s ambassador to the UN described the vote as illegal and called the United States a bully for leading the charge.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the vote “is another sign of the growing international consensus on Iran and demands for accountability.” The United States, he said, “is working with our allies and partners around the world to hold Iran accountable for the abuses it is committing against its own people, particularly against peaceful protesters, women and girls.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also described the UN action as “an unequivocal message of support from around the world to the brave people of Iran, and in particular to Iranian women and girls, who remain undaunted despite the brutality and the violence perpetrated against them by the Iranian regime.”…