Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Peres to Rice: 'U.S. must stand by Israel in the fight against Goldstone report'

(Haaretz).President Peres on Wednesday harshly condemned the Goldstone report and told the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, Susan Rice that, "It is outrageous that a respected institution like the United Nations provides a platform to spread lies and stories about Israel."

"The United Nations provides a stage for Ahmmadinejad, who threatens to annihilate Israel, and lets him stand judge," continued Peres. "This is nothing short of ridiculous."

Rice promised that the United States will continue to stand by Israel as a loyal friend in the fight against the Goldstone report.

Meanwhile, China said it would oppose discussing the Goldstone report at the United Nations Security Council, Chinese members of parliament told a delegation of visiting Israeli officials in Beijing on Wednesday.