“Last effort by the West”

Tehran is working hard to paint the current dynamic on the Security Council as a struggle by the West to cling to power, even as emerging powers like Turkey and Brazil assume new prominence. According to one senior Iranian official:

This [UN Security Council draft] resolution is the last effort by the West…They feel that for the first time in the world developing countries are able to defend their rights in the world arena without resorting to the major powers [and] that is very hard for them.

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About David Bosco

Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. Contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Author of Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics and Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World
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