Response to Netanyahu's Anti-Iran Remarks

Response to Netanyahu's Anti-Iran RemarksResponse to Netanyahu's Anti-Iran Remarks

The deputy ambassador to the United Nations has slammed the latest anti-Iran remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly.

“The remarks made by the Israeli regime’s premier include baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and are basically made with the aim of attacking others for justifying the crimes the regime recently committed against Palestinian civilians,” Khodadad Seifi said on Monday, the Mehr news agency reported.

“Using false allegations, the Israeli prime minister helplessly tried to relate the ISIL group to Muslims,” Seifi added. In his speech at the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Netanyahu said, "A nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," which he compared to the Palestinian group Hamas.

The Iranian official said, “In order to achieve his goals the Israeli prime minister desperately sought to promote Iranophobia and Islamophobia.”

It is “ridiculous” that a regime with a record of “violence” and no respect for UN resolutions accuses others, the diplomat said. Netanyahu also expressed anger over the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers, saying, an agreement between the two sides “would pose the gravest threat to us all.”

The envoy added that Israeli nuclear weapons are a source of serious concern in the region and the rest of the world.  He also said Netanyahu’s comments are part of Tel Aviv’s campaign to undermine the negotiations on Iran’s civilian nuclear program.