In a ceremony commemorating five years to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones (photo)spoke about the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranian-Syrian involvement in supporting terrorism, and the importance of implementing resolution 1701.
“Iran and Syria are continuing to provide political and material support for terrorist organizations. All members of the UN must work together now in order to enforce the arms embargo imposed in resolution 1701 and put an end to the double game of these rogue states,” Ambassador Jones said.
On the Iranian nuclear issue, Jones said that “Iran has missed its chance to renew the dialogue. The Iranians must understand that their behavior will have consequences. The threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iranians, who do not recognize Israel and have close ties with terrorist groups, is inconceivable. The United States will act to prevent the nightmare of a nuclear Iran.”
The Israeli government was represented by Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres, as well as General Security Services chief Yuval Diskin and other representatives from the army and police. The families of the five Israelis killed in the attack were also present at the ceremony.
Peres praised the United States for the war it is waging against global terrorism and said that “when you are sad, so are we. When you cry, so do we. The United States is one of the only countries in history to have all this power but does not use it to control people, but to protect them.”