Israeli Ambassador Meets with Secretary General

Ad Feedback - Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, met with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon Wednesday to discuss recent remarks by Iranian government officials.

Gillerman requested a meeting with the secretary general after Israel's UN delegation sent a protest letter to the president of the Security Council concerning remarks by Iranian officials.

In a condolence letter to Hezbollah spiritual leader Hassan Nasrallah, following last week's assassination of arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, called Israel a "cancerous germ" that the "hands of Hezbollah" would soon eradicate.

During their hour-long meeting, Gillerman told Ban it was "outrageous" for a UN member state "to use racist, Nazi-like statements against another member state."

Gillerman requested an official UN statement denouncing the statements, which Ban called "intolerable and inexcusable."

Israel's ambassador also discussed the rearmament of Hezbollah, the Iranian-funded terror group headquartered in Lebanon, and the absence of information on the two kidnapped Israeli reservists, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

Gillerman spoke to Ban about the daily Kassam rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities, pointing out that it's impossible to compare Palestinians targeting children with Israel's counter-terrorism efforts in the Gaza Strip.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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