(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
Iran's president once again, as in his previous appearances in New York and elsewhere, brought a message of hostility towards the family of nations as well as threats to global peace and security.
This should come as no surprise. Less than two weeks ago Ahmadinejad - so cordially hosted today by the UN - reiterated his hollow assertion that the terror attack of 9/11 was a western plot, a decade after more than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives. He has reiterated this infamy today, facing the nations.
Iran's disdain for the international community is clear, and is exemplified by its continued serial disregard for six Security Resolutions calling on it to cease its nuclear and missile programs - as well as its arms transfers to terrorists. For the past 10 years Tehran has defied the insistence of the International Atomic Energy Agency to come clean about its military nuclear program. Its meddling in the internal affairs of countries near and far flies in the face of respect for territorial sovereignty. A chronic violator of human rights, its cynical attempt to be elected to bodies established to fight human rights violations of all kinds is by now well known. For these reasons alone the international community should not have dignified the Iranian president with this platform to speak.
Tehran's hostility for the Jewish state and people is also plain for all to see. Iranian leaders repeatedly call for Israel's destruction, deny the Holocaust, and openly support terrorist organizations in word and deed - as demonstrated by its involvement in the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires of the AMIA Jewish community center, a tragedy which still cries out for justice to be done.