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UN chief condemns Iran leaders' anti-Israel remarks

Ban Ki-Moon slams Iran's supreme leader and president for 'inflammatory' verbal attacks, says he is 'dismayed by the remarks threatening Israel's existence'

Published: 08.18.12, 08:39 / Israel News

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sharply criticized Iran's supreme leader and president on Friday, describing their latest verbal attacks on Israel as "offensive and inflammatory."


Many thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel" during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.


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"The Secretary-General is dismayed by the remarks threatening Israel's existence attributed over the last two days to the Supreme Leader and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran," the UN press office said. "The Secretary-General condemns these offensive and inflammatory statements."


"(Ban) believes that all leaders in the region should use their voices at this time to lower, rather than to escalate, tensions," it said in a statement.


"In accordance with the United Nations Charter, all members must refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state."


Earlier this week Iranian media reported that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israel would one day be returned to the Palestinian nation and would cease to exist.


The Iranian remarks came on the heels of a series of media reports suggesting that Israel could attack Iranian nuclear facilities ahead of US presidential elections in November.


Israel, the United States and their allies in Europe and elsewhere believe Iran is developing atomic weapons, a charge Tehran denies.




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