And this would be why no one (in the U.S., at least) takes the United Nations seriously:

The United Nations has selected Iran to serve in a senior role on its Committee on Disarmament and International Security, an international body that deals with major global security issues.

Iran announced on Wednesday that it had been selected by UN member states to serve as the disarmament committee’s rapporteur, according to reports. The position would put Iran in charge of reporting on the committee’s proceedings and actions.

The appointment was made shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN’s General Assembly to warn the world that Iran is only months away from having the capabilities to build a nuclear weapon.

So Iran, a country that has nuclear ambitions, broken multiple international conventions and called for the destruction of another UN member state, will serve in a senior role on a committee that’s chaired by Libya, where, in a post-Qaddafi era, law and order remain elusive and weapons freely flow to terrorist organizations. Excellent.

This is not to say everyone agrees with the move—far from it:

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