Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman called on incoming United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to expel Iran from the world body over its repeated threats against Israel and to impose tough sanctions against it over its refusal to halt nuclear enrichment.
Lieberman sent a letter to the newly appointed UN chief over remarks he made during a recent interview when he said that the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will give the international community enough leverage to address Iran's nuclear threat.
"Any connection between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iranian issue is a pretext used by some of the most anti-Semitic elements the world has known since the Nazi ideology and the Holocaust," Lieberman wrote in the letter.
'Ahmadinejad's intentions are clear'
Lieberman said Iranian President Ahmadinejad is bent on wiping out Israel, charging that he had never called for talks between Israel and the Palestinians, neither called on Israel to make territorial concessions in return for peace with its neighbors.
Lieberman called on Ki-moon to take action before it is too late.