Saturday, August 18, 2012

US, UN condemn Ahmadinejad's Israel comments

The US has condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's tirade against Israel, calling it "reprehensible", while UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed dismay at the remarks that called the Jewish nation's existence an "insult to humanity".

In its reaction to Ahmadinejad's latest comments, the White House urged the international community to condemn "hateful and divisive" rhetoric against Israel.
"We strongly condemn the latest series of offensive and reprehensible comments by senior Iranian officials that are aimed at Israel," National Security Council spokesman, Tommy Vietor said.

"The entire international community should condemn this hateful and divisive rhetoric. If Iranian officials are truly concerned about protecting the rights and dignity of all human beings, then Iran should stop supporting Assad's brutal assault on the Syrian people," Vietor said. Read More