The Israeli delegation to the annual UN General Assembly rose from their seats and walked out as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech by harping on the same tune of taunting Israel.
He began his speech by saying that the country has ‘no roots’ in the Middle East and must be eliminated. He further added that Israel is bullying the United States over the alleged threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon. “I look at it from the outside, and I see that a few occupying Zionists are threatening the government of the United States,” Ahmadinejad said during an interview. Flashing the sign of peace on several occasions, Ahmadinejad refused to call Israel a state and only referred to them as Zionists.
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UN gathering this year is colored by the politics of the US presidential elections and the possibility of an Israeli military strike on Iran. US President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to address the assembly today, has already stated that he would not tolerate an Iranian nuclear bomb.
On the other hand Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will tell the United Nations that Israel must decide for itself what risk is unacceptable to the national security of the country. Meanwhile angry protests took place outside the Warwick Hotel at West 54th Street in Manhattan over the decision of the hotel to allow Ahmadinejad to stay during his visit.
For the Iranian president it will be better to realize the threat they have become to peace prospects in the Middle East, because of their proxy war in Syria. Mahmoud can deny of any involvement in Syria innumerable times, but the truth remains crystal clear.