This brilliant decision was taken yesterday. Following the announcement,
A United Nations summary showed that “all of the delegations that took the floor” welcomed Pyong’s presidency, and that “they looked forward to his stewardship” to revitalizing and strengthening the conference. The summary lists that Canada, the U.K., Iran, China and India took the floor and backed the choice.
A Geneva-based human rights group is calling on the United States and the European Union to strongly protest the appointment.
“Bare months after the U.N. finally suspended Libya’s Col. Muammar Qaddafi from its Human Rights Council, North Korea wins the propaganda coup of heading the world’s disarmament agency. It’s asking the fox to guard the chickens, and damages the U.N.’s credibility,” Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch, said in a statement.
I disagree a bit with the U.N. Watch statement only because the U.N. has no credibility left to damage.
(Mushroom Cloud Kim photoshop from Hot Air)