United Nations needs to rebuild its credibility

Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb.

The ambassador is wrong, unfortunately. The United Nations has no credibility left to lose regarding nuclear proliferation.

Ask Iranian leaders about U.N. credibility.

Or ask North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. His grandfather got away with bullying the international community. So did his father. He is merely emulating them.

So the question is not about losing credibility. For U.N. member nations, the question is what can be done to regain it.