(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman said
that the fact that representatives of the UN and European states still attend
conferences held in Tehran, where antisemitic remarks of the worst type are
made, legitimizes the regime of the ayatollahs in Iran, which represents a real
threat to world peace.
FM Liberman was reacting to an antisemitic speech made by Iranian Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at an international antidrug conference in
Tehran. Liberman said that the Iranian regime is not composed of crazy people,
but of antisemitic fanatics who have a very ordered world view and a detailed
plan, the central part of which, as they declare openly, is the destruction of
the State of Israel.
The international community does not sufficiently comprehend the great danger
posed by the Iranian regime to world peace. Hitler, too, reminded Liberman, said
"crazy" things and succeeded in carrying out his plan. Today, the situation is
different, and the sovereign state of Israel will not permit any Jew to be
harmed. However, as long as the international community does not reconsider its
attitude, and as long as the ayatollahs’ rule does not come to an end, this is a
sure recipe for disaster and the threat to world peace remains.