Iran’s Diplomatic Note Is Absurd: Israeli Representative at UN

Israel Materials 12 September 2008 13:36 (UTC +04:00)

It is absurd for the country, whose president repeatedly urged to destroy Israel, to speak about morality, the Israeli diplomats stated in a response to Iran's protest against statement of Rafi Eytan, the Israeli Minister on Pensioners, the Israeli Jerusalem Port newspaper reported.

Muhammad Hazi, the Iranian regular representative at the United Nations (UN) handed a diplomatic note to Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General on 9 September.

Tehran's diplomatic note includes complaint against statements of Rafi Eytan, the Israeli Minister on Pensioners and the earlier ex-agent of Mossad (Secret General Security Service). Eytan said in his interview with the German Der Spiegel newspaper that Israel could apply force against Iran and fate of German General Adolf Eichmann, one of persons being responsible for Holocaust and arrested in mid-1960s by the Israeli intelligence service, expects the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. "These are dangerous threats... They not only violate the international standards, but also contradict basic principles of the UN Regulations and main values of the civilized world, Hazi said.

Professor Gabriela Shalev, a new Israeli representative at the UN named Iran's criticism as absurd. "Iran, whose nuclear program puts the whole world under threat, should not moralize over Israel," stated the Israeli diplomat. She reminded that the UN imposed sanctions on Iran because of violating the international standards.

"Moreover, Iran actively and openly renders financial and military support to the terror groups," Shalev said, urging the UN Security Council to make every effort to achieve Tehran's observance standards of the international law and cancellation of nuclear program, as well as to put an end threats of security of Israel and Middle East region.