The world’s biggest state funder of terrorism, Iran, is demanding a halt in arms sales to Israel. In addition, Iran’s deputy permanent representative at the UN, Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, “also urged action in disarming Israel of its alleged nuclear arsenal”. If Israel was ever disarmed, it will be obliterated by the likes of Iran and other surrounding jihadist states.
The comments were made during the UN’s annual Disarmament and International Security Committee meeting at the world body’s headquarters in New York.
The comments also come only days after UNESCO passed a resolution declaring the Temple Mount Muslim, not Jewish. An unsurprising development, considering that it emerged from the UN. Perhaps it really is time for “Amexit”, i.e. for America to leave the defunct United Nations. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said it well back in June: “As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law.”
In its demand that arms sales to Israel be halted, Iran ironically cited a “humanitarian law.” This is a country ruled by authoritarian mullahs that is infamous for human rights violations such as “blinding, amputation and floggings”; death sentences without due process; and torture and inhumane treatment of dissidents. Last winter, a manual was created for Iranian political dissidents that included material on how to survive torture.
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deputy chief Hossein Salami recently stated: “Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel” in order to, as he put it, “liberate the occupied Palestinian territories”. No wonder the leadership of this abhorrent nation wants Israel disarmed.
“Iran demands halt in arms sales to Israel citing ‘humanitarian law’”, Jerusalem Post, October 15, 2016:
Iran on Saturday demanded that all arms sales to Israel and Saudi Arabia be halted immediately based on “humanitarian law” during a meeting at the United Nations, according to Iranian state news agency PressTV.
“We are deeply concerned about the destabilizing repercussions of the continual entry and export of such weaponry into the region, especially into Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime of Israel,” said Iran’s Deputy permanent representative at the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani.
Dehqani added that Israel was “engaged in aggression and violation against other countries and in flouting their commitments to international humanitarian laws.”
The comments were made during the UN’s annual Disarmament and International Security Committee meeting at the world body’s headquarters in New York, Press TV added.
The Iranian diplomat also urged action in disarming Israel of its alleged nuclear arsenal, claiming that “the most dangerous weapons are in the hands of the most dangerous regime in the Middle East.”
“The Zionist regime has recurrently perpetrated violations, occupation, genocide, and terrorist activities; and nuclear weapons in the hands of such a regime constitutes the most dangerous threat to NPT signatories in the Middle East,” he added.
As per policy, Israel neither confirms nor denies it is in possession of nuclear weapons.
The comments come just days after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted on a preliminary resolution that that omits Jewish ties to its most holy religious sites: the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in a 24-6 vote.
Twenty-six nations on Tuesday abstained from the vote and two were absent. The six countries that voted in support of Israel were the United States, Great Britain, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany and Estonia.
The Islamic Republic is considered one of the most “brutal” regimes on the planet, engaged in a repressive campaign targeting its civilians for decades, according to a recent Amnesty International report.
Amnesty also notes that Iran “executes more people than any country in the world, other than China,” and engages in “serious human rights violations…