Wednesday, September 24, 2008
'Iran's request to join UNSC is absurd'
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
The morning after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel speech at the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister and new Kadima leader Tzipi Livni said it was absurd that Iran was asking to join the UN Security Council. "In effect, the request is to let a criminal judge himself. It is absurd for a country that threatens the security of its neighbors and calls for the destruction of another state to be a member of an organization that aims to contribute to global security," she stated.
The consul-general in New York, Assi Shariv, said that "the most striking thing was that Ahmadinejad got a round of applause after his awful speech."
Speaking to Army Radio, Shariv said that Israel was exerting great efforts in public diplomacy.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said that Ahmadinejad's speech "put his anti-Semitism on full display," adding that his remarks showed the true threat that the Iranian regime poses to the West.
"Ahmadinejad has once again shown to the world the true threat the Iranian regime poses to Israel, the United States and the West, ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement.
"It is clear that Ahmadinejad is deeply infected with anti-Semitism. His statements accusing Jews of dominating and controlling finance and government in the United States and Europe, and of working as a cabal to foment conflict around the world, echo the most infamous passages of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." These ideas are classic anti-Semitism by any measure, and President Ahmadinejad has put it on full display for the entire world to see," continued Foxman.
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Comment: The West still plays by its rules and expects Iran and other Middle east countries to do the same. Stop with the PC-they do not even have the same rules as we do. Yet, they knowhow to use our rules against us and they have no doubts about doing so-get some courage America!