Israel and Iran Spar over Nukes

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 | 
Israel and Iran traded insults at the UN General Assembly, with each side accusing the other of nuclear terrorism. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom charged that Iran is an "evil regime" governed by "the tyrants of Tehran" who sought to "terrorize the world with nuclear weapons." Iranian envoy Ahmad Sadeghi responded that the "illegitimate Zionist regime" is ruled by "culprits of various crimes against humanity and war crimes." "Israel's nuclear danger and its missile capability, coupled with its wicked behavior and satanic intentions, present a real threat not only to regional peace and security but also to the whole world," Sadeghi told the 191-nation assembly. Israel’s UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman thanked Sadeghi "for a lecture…on world terror and on nuclear proliferation from one of the world's greatest experts in that field."

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