Thursday, November 5, 2009

PM Netanyahu challanges the UN over Goldstone-Iran absurd

(Ynet).The interception of a Hezbollah-bound weapons shipment from Iran to Syria has fallen like a ripe fruit into the hands of Israel, which is trying to use to affair in its battle against the Goldstone Report, which may reach the United Nations Security Council.  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been dedicating a lot of his time to the international battle being held at the UN General Assembly against the report, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza.
Hezbollah-bound vessel carrying vast amounts of weapons, ammunition left Iranian port 10 days ago; cargo was transferred to German ship, seized a few hours after leaving Egyptian port on Tuesday.

Speaking in a closed forum Wednesday evening, Netanyahu said that a UN discussion on the very day when an Iranian ship carrying weapons to Hezbollah was caught only emphasized the contradictions in the face of the international community's demands of Israel.  

"The Navy's seizure of the ship illustrates the great absurdity: On the one hand, Iran is sending weapons to hornet's nests of terrorists in order to kill our civilians. On the other hand, the Goldstone Report points the finger at Israel," the prime minister said.  "In the coming days we will present this absurdity to our friends in the world," Netanyahu promised.  

The prime minister said earlier Wednesday that "those who needed further proof that Iran is continuing to supply weapons to terror organizations got it today in a clear and unequivocal manner."