UN poised to be even more anti-American

October 13, 2010 06:34

The election on Tuesday of five new U.N. Security Council members sets up a challenging year ahead for the United States.

By Patrick Goodenough 10-13-2010 at CNSNews.com


On issues ranging from keeping up international pressure on Iran to acting against human rights abusers, the potentially most influential newcomers to the Council, India and South Africa, frequently have taken stands at odds with those of the U.S. and its Western allies.

India and South Africa have also both drawn criticism for voting records at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva that align them with autocratic states like Saudi Arabia, Cuba and China rather than with fellow democracies.

On those 12 key measures, India’s voting coincided with the United States’ position only 11 percent of the time during 2009, while South Africa’s vote matched that of the U.S. 33 percent of the time.


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