Wednesday, July 27, 2005

UK v China in UN discussion of Zim


The question is always: Why doesn't the UN stop the impending genocide/government enabled famine deaths?

The answer: China.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The government challenged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to openly address Zimbabwe's bulldozing of slums, threatening a rare public clash between council members like China that back Harare and the African state's critics.

Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry was opposed by China, Russia and Algeria when he asked, behind closed doors, for a public briefing by U.N. official Anna Tibaijuka on a report in which she accused Zimbabwe of demolishing shantytowns in a campaign that was unjustified and indifferent to human suffering.

An undeterred Jones Parry then vowed to raise the issue again on Wednesday morning under a provision of the U.N. Charter obliging a public vote if his request was challenged....

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