The United Nations European headquarters in Geneva has covered up a historic wall carving of a naked man to avoid offending the Iranian government on the eve of nuclear negotiations, the Tribune de Geneve reported today.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power blasted Switzerland’s nomination of a former Qaddafi-backer to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Twitter on Friday, calling the nominee “unfit.”
Iran will preside over the United Nations arms control forum this month, despite the fact that it is under U.N. sanctions for illicit nuclear activities and routinely supplies arms to the terrorist organization Hezbollah in violation of international law.
Several Washington-based human rights groups are facing criticism for awarding two radical Egyptian Islamists who have endorsed terrorism and expressed hostility toward Israel.
The Israeli government dubbed controversial comments made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan ignorant, “absurd,” and “nonsense” in a statement provided Thursday to the Washington Free Beacon.