Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Eshaq Al-e-Habib told the U.N. General Assembly late Thursday night that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on Iran’s nuclear program during his speech to the assembly earlier that day were “baseless and absurd allegations.”
“This regime's (Israel’s) Prime Minister shamelessly and hypocritically and with hue and cry, and by making baseless and absurd allegations against exclusively peaceful nuclear program of my country, tries to abuse the tribune of this august Assembly to divert the attention of Member States from the danger of its nuclear arsenals, its clandestine nuclear program and its un-safeguarded nuclear facilities which are the only source of treat to the peace, security and stability in the Middle East and beyond,” Al-e-Habib said.
“For the second time in the recent history of the United Nations, today an unfounded and imaginary graph was used to justify a threat against a founding Member of the United Nations. However, it is worth mentioning that in our increasingly interconnected world and in the information age, it is hardly possible for the nations to be fooled by such absurd means,” he added. (Fars News Agency, 28 September)