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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Outrage at Iran and Russian candor 

While we were sleeping, the captains of the West condemned Iran for campaigning for the destruction of Israel, and Shimon Peres demanded that Iran be expelled from the United Nations. The British called Iran's proclamation "deeply disturbing and sickening," and the French condemned the remarks "with the utmost firmness," which must have the flower and chivalry of Tehran quaking in its boots. Peres said it most clearly:
"Since the United Nations was established in 1945, there has never been a head of state that is a U.N. member state that publicly called for the elimination of another U.N. member state," Shimon Peres told Israel Radio.

The Russians, as is often the case, were the most candid:
Peres said he would discuss the Iranian threat with Russia's visiting foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, on Thursday...

Lavrov on Wednesday brushed off Israel's calls for Security Council action, saying the matter is "too serious to be guided by politics."

I couldn't have put it better myself.

3 Comments:

By Blogger Philomathean, at Thu Oct 27, 09:43:00 AM:

Israel is merely the first country on Iran's list. Iranian officials have stated publicly that they have identified 29 sites that would be attacked as part of a plan for "the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization." You can read about it here.

The clock is ticking ...  

By Blogger Cardinalpark, at Thu Oct 27, 12:31:00 PM:

I had a different take on Lavrov - I thought he was guardely protecting Iran...  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Thu Oct 27, 07:32:00 PM:

Cardinalpark - I agree. I was just snarking on his back-handed (and unintended) slam of the Security Council.  

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