Iran refuses to recognize Israel at the UN
From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer
More glorious moderation from Obama's new friends in Tehran. "Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.," by Adam Kredo for the Washington Free Beacon, December 6:
Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N.
During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state.
The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states.
While Iran, like every other nation, voted in favor of the measure, its representative sought to explain that its support should not be interpreted as recognition of Israel.
“We would like to reiterate my government’s position that our support for this document should be in no way be considered as the recognition of the Israeli regime,” Iran’s representative said. “I wish my statement in this regard to be recorded and registered in the final recording of this meeting.”
Iran was the only member state to offer an on-the-record statement regarding the vote.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor said that the shot at Israel is a sign of the regime’s rogue nature.
“The ink is barely dry on the interim nuclear agreement signed in Geneva and Iran has already shown its true colors,” Prosor said in a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon. “This is a regime that crosses red lines, produces yellow cake, and beats its citizens black and blue.”...