United Nations wants to use drones

United NationsThe U.N. wants to use drones, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reports. “The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels,” says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

The international body “is considering a range of ways to strengthen the capabilities of MONUSCO to protect civilians from the threat of armed groups in the vast area of eastern DR Congo,” a U.N. spokesman says.

“Unarmed aerial vehicles, drones for monitoring the movements of armed groups, are one tool we are considering.”

The spokesman, Kieran Dwyer, insists the U.N.’s use of drones would be done carefully.

“Of course, we would do this carefully, in full cooperation with the government of the DR Congo, and trialing their most effective uses for information gathering to help implement our mandate to protect civilians,” says the spokesman.

“Ultimately, to introduce these, we would need the support of member states to equip the mission.”

An unnamed diplomat says, “The UN has approached a number of countries, including the United States and France, about providing drones which could clearly play a valuable role monitoring the frontier. … Clearly there will be political considerations though.”

It is not clear whether any of the countries have agreed to work with the U.N. on the budding drone program.

According to AFP, this recommendation could be coming to the Security Council soon. “UN leader Ban Ki-moon is to recommend options to the UN Security Council soon,” reports AFP.

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Source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/united-nations-wants-use-drones_663901.html

2 comments

  1. UN ? Same thing as USA. UN = USA or is it the inverse ? What ? They want to monitor who sells the wheapons ? Congo is about to get raped, plundered and sodomized like the ex US embassador in Ben Ghazi by the New-York Wall Street Nazis ? Why not drones in Syria ? Because the Russians would shoot them down.

  2. These drones are to enable AFRICOM’s spying and quick incursion into Africa and the UN is just the pretext for achieving its deployment without setting off flares. Apparently, their chief thugs in Rwanda and Uganda are not getting the job done quickly enough in the Congo. It’s despicable to see the uses the West now puts the UN to. It was used to run Libya aground and now they have set its claws to the rape and dismemberment of another African country. They don’t fool us, we know it is the US dealing from behind the mask of their S. Korean appointed stooge, Ban Ki Moon, Mr Secretary-General Anonymous.

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