X-Message-Number: 22780
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 12:12:07 -0800
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Simply incredible

While the US president talks out the side of his two faces regarding 
theocratic stymying of progress in the mostly islamic middle east, it is 
Iran that initiates, if I read this correctly, a motion to postpone the 
US insisted UN ban on all forms of human cloning.

[begin quoted material]
U.N. Delays Considering Human Cloning Ban

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations voted narrowly Thursday to delay for 
two years any consideration of a treaty to ban human cloning, an issue 
that has left the world body bitterly divided.

Facing rival resolutions on a total ban or a partial ban, the General 
Assembly's legal committee voted 80-79 to accept a motion introduced by 
Iran on behalf of the 57 Islamic nations to postpone U.N. action on the 
issue. Fifteen countries abstained.

The close vote reflected the deep division in the 191-nation General 
Assembly on the cloning issue.

Costa Rica and the United States had lobbied intensively for a vote on a 
resolution that would have established a working group to start drafting 
a treaty to ban all forms of human cloning. That resolution was 
co-sponsored by about 50 countries.

A rival resolution introduced by Belgium called for a ban only on the 
cloning of babies, leaving the question of human cloning for research 
and medical experiments to individual countries. It was co-sponsored by 
13 other countries including Britain, China, Singapore and Japan and 
supported by France, Germany and other nations.
[end quoted material]

Will wonders never cease?


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