At the 58th Session, alongside others
I spoke about the need to reform
the United Nations and related bodies
so as to make them more democratic.
I stressed the perils inherent
in the status quo,
particularly, with regard to the dominance
of global politics
by one superpower and its closest allies.
While we welcome the current debate
on enhancing the authority
and role of the United Nations,
we wish to stress the need
to address the core issue
of democratization of international
Debate on the reform of the Security Council has been too long drawn
because of attempts calculated to protect those whose interests are best served by the status quo.
Ironically, it is the same forces
that since last year
have been raining bombs and hell fire
on innocent Iraqis
purportedly in the name of democracy.
Iraq today has become a vast inferno created
by blatant and completely illegal and defiant acts of aggression by the United States, Britain, and their allies, in the full
trail of which the world has witnessed mass destruction of both human lives and property, and with them our human rights,
values, morality and the norms of international law as enshrined in our Charter.
We are now being coerced to accept and
believe that a new political-cum religious doctrine has arisen, namely that "There is but one political god, George W. Bush,
and Tony Blair is his prophet".
Mr. President, the U.N. Charter remains
the only most sacred document and proponent of the relations of our Nations.
Anything else is political heresy!