Israel’s ambassador to the UN called on the Security Council to take action to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and criticized Tehran’s support for its proxy, Hezbollah.
“With every day that passes, the enriched uranium in Iran piles higher and higher,” Ambassador Ron Prosor said during the Security Council’s monthly debate on the Middle East, on Monday. He called a nuclear-armed Iran “the Mullahs’ greatest dream and the world’s worst nightmare,” and urged the council that “The world must stop Iran before it is too late.”
Prosor lambasted Iran for providing Hezbollah “with the funds, training and advanced weapons to hijack the Lebanese state and transform it into an outpost for terror.”
“Hezbollah’s continued provocations could have devastating consequences for the region,” Prosor warned.
“One does not need any further evidence that Hezbollah is a direct proxy of the Iranian regime,” Prosor said, referring to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s admission that the spy drone shot down over Israel was provided by Tehran.
The 15-member Security Council has the power to levy international sanctions, but attempts to pass such measures against Iran have been stymied by veto-wielding permanent members Russia and China.
Discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that the two-state solution was at risk.
“Stated intentions to adhere to a two-state solution are not translating into meaningful steps to renewed dialogue on the core issues to be resolved,” he said.
Prosor called on those “truly committed to the security of Israel and the Middle East to act tangibly, speak out publicly, and show us concretely.
“How many taxpayers in London, Paris, Berlin and Lisbon know that some of their money is going to convicted terrorists with blood on their hands?” he asked.