Japan trumps Iran to win UNSC seat

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Japan trumps Iran to win UNSC seat

Postby deja vu on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:41 pm

Nonpermanent stint key to acquiring veto power


NEW YORK — Japan was elected Friday to a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council for a
two-year term beginning in January 2009, displacing a bid by Iran to win the one seat allocated to Asia.

Austria, Turkey, Uganda and Mexico were the four other countries elected to nonpermanent seats, all
receiving the minimum two-thirds majority vote of 128 required from the 192 members of the assembly.
The five will fill an identical number of UNSC seats, which will be vacated at the end of December.

Iran — which is under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear program — received only 32 votes from the U.N.,
losing the seat designated to Asia to Japan, which received 158 votes. The seat is currently filled
by Indonesia.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20081019a1.html

Congrats to Japan. Iran needs a serious reality check. Did they honestly believe they had any
kind of a chance?
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