UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel is condemning the selection of Iran for a high-level position on a U.N. committee dealing with disarmament and international security issues.
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that "it is inconceivable" that a country under U.N. sanctions over its suspect nuclear program would be allowed to hold the position of rapporteur. The rapporteur reports on the committee's proceedings.
"Permitting Iran to serve on the U.N.'s leading disarmament committee is like appointing a drug lord CEO of a pharmaceutical company," Prosor wrote.
The 193-member committee chose Iran for the position soon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the General Assembly on Oct. 2, accusing Iran of continuing to pursue nuclear weapons.
Prosor said the appointment "erodes the U.N.'s legitimacy."
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Following a couple months of scrutiny, Patrick Padilla announced Friday will be his last day as Bernalillo County's investment officer.
On Thursday, New Mexico became the 17th state to recognize same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision.
An Albuquerque cemetery tossed out Christmas decorations left on grave sites Wednesday saying the people who left them there weren't paying attention to the cemetery's decoration policy.
It was the first time an Albuquerque woman had a chance to decorate her new home for Christmas, but her excitement quickly turned to tears because of a real-life Grinch.
Today's local top stories and weather with Matt Mauro, Elizabeth Alvarez and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Coleman Hutzler is returning to the place where he was an assistant under Urban Meyer. The Lobos outside linebackers and special teams coach is going to Florida to do the same job for the Gators. Under Hutzler,