Germany renews call for permanent UN seat

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Germany repitched its appeal for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council Sunday, following Washington's backing of Asian heavyweights India and Japan for such posts.

"Germany is also ready to take on more responsibility," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement.

Elected last month as a non-permanent Council member, Berlin has long lobbied for permanent status.

"I hope the efforts to reform the Security Council will benefit from a new impetus with the recent declarations of President Obama in India and Japan," Westerwelle said.

The UN's main decision-making body, the Security Council has 15 members of which the five with permanent seats -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- have veto rights.

© 2010 AFP

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  • Satish Chandra posted:

    on 16th November 2010, 01:39:32 - Reply

    Regarding India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council:

    I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. I have recounted in my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy for India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title that on August 10, 2008 I said the following:

    "As a rule Indians are inferior Indian njggers unfit to talk about strategic matters, especially if it involves the white master in any way which it always does. That is why in his only reference to India in his Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler said "As for India, I would rather see India under the British than under any one else". It is not just that a handful of the British from half way around the world ruled India for centuries; a lot of other people from various countries did that for a thousand years before that.
    A modern day Babar will start each day by killing a million Indians before breakfast every morning, though some think 3 million will be better (this number can be herded into fairly small extermination circles and then a Neutron Bomb exploded over them).
    I am an Indian but as far above the other Indians as they may be above cockroaches."

    My blog above answers all questions. The author's biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World (2010 and earlier editions).