Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, President Shimon Peres lashed out at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling him a disgrace to Islam and a disgrace to the United Nations, and its basic principles and values.
Peres speech came a day after the General Assembly clapped Ahmadinejad after his speech before the assembly in which he rebuked America and declared that “the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse and there is no way for it to get out of the cesspool it has created itself.” The only countries to vacate their seats while Ahmadinejad spoke were the representatives of the United States and Israel.
Addressing the Assembly Peres declared that Iran is at the center of all violence and fanaticism . “”It built a danger to the entire world. Its quest for religious hegemony and regional dominance divides the Middle East and holds back chances for peace while underming human rights.”
“Iranian support for Hizbullah divided Lebanon. Its support for Hamas split the Palestinians and postpones the establishment of the Palestinian State. Their despicable denial of the holocaust is a mockery of indisputable evidence, a cynical offense to survivors of the horror. Contradictory to the resolutions adopted by this assembly. “
“Iran continues to develop enriched uranium and long range missiles. They introduce a religion of fear, opposing the call of the lord in respect of life. The Iranian people are not our enemies. Their fanatic leadership is their problem and the world’s concern. Teheran combines long range missiles and short range minds. It is pregnant with tragedies. “
“They introduce a religion of fear, opposing the call of the lord in respect of life. The Iranian people are not our enemies. Their fanatic leadership is their problem and the world’s concern. Their leader is a danger to his people, the region and the world. He is a disgrace to the ancient Iranian people. He is a disgrace to the values of Islam. He is a disgrace to this very house, the United Nations, its basic principles and values.His appearance here is already shame. “
“The General assembly and the Security Council bear responsibility to prevent agonies before they take place. Israel has shown that democracies can defend themselves. We do not intend to change. Terrorism did not solve a single problem. It never has, and never will. They will make the world ungovernable. If small groups of violent killers are allowed to threaten innocent masses, the world will be without order or security. A hopeless battle ground. The free world must unite to combat it. ” 09/25/08