Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:28 AM
DonViejo (4,588 posts)
Netanyahu to set "clear red line" for Iran in U.N. speech
(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out, in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, an ultimatum for Iran to halt its disputed nuclear drive or risk coming under military attack, an Israeli official said.
Netanyahu faces the world body after U.S. President Barack Obama disappointed some Israelis, in his own address to the annual assembly, by not calling for a deadline to be imposed on Tehran - though he did say time for diplomacy "is not unlimited".
Israel sees a mortal threat in a nuclear-armed Iran and has long threatened to strike its arch-foe pre-emptively, agitating war-wary world powers as they pursue sanctions and negotiations.
Complicating Netanyahu's strategy have been his testy relations with Obama as a U.S. election looms, and the reluctance of many Israelis to trigger a conflict with Iran, which denies that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and has pledged wide-ranging retaliation if attacked.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/27/us-un-assembly-israel-iran-idUSBRE88Q0GI20120927
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:36 AM
tama (9,137 posts)
2. UN Charter article 2(4)
"All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations."
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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:42 AM
leveymg (26,377 posts)
3. Isn't threatening aggressive war, itself, a violation of the UN Charter?
Threatening Aggressive War - Benjamin Netanyahu, war criminal
Threatening Aggressive War. Treaty basis for the crime: UN Charter, 1945, Art. 2(4). "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat ..." http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter1.shtml
The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.
1. The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.
2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the present Charter.
3. All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.
4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
5. All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.
6. The Organization shall ensure that states which are not Members of the United Nations act in accordance with these Principles so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.
7. Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll.
Response to leveymg (Reply #3)
Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:49 AM
Selatius (20,440 posts)
4. It isn't if you're protected by a veto-capable member of the Security Council.
Any motion brought up to punish Israel for threatening aggressive war would, with near certainty, automatically be vetoed by the United States in the Security Council.