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Israeli envoy to UN: Iran does not try to hide intention to destroy Jewish state

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan tells the UN Security Council Iran “does not try to hide its intention of destroying the world’s only Jewish state.”

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Erdan says Iranian leadership is “another genocidal regime epitomizing the very words and actions of the Nazis.”

“How is it possible that the Iranian Parliament proposing to annihilate a member state is not at the top of this council’s agenda?” he asks.

Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan in his New York office, on October 13, 2020. (Israeli Mission to the UN)

Erdan says Tehran did not use the removal of sancations as part of the 2015 nuclear deal “to improve the lives of its citizens, but doubled down instead on its malign activities. Rather than using the dividends of the nuclear agreement to build schools and hospitals, it built an arsenal of missiles. Rather than using its resources to fight COVID-19, it wasted them on funding terrorist proxies and undermining peace and security. Iran deceived the world when it signed the agreement and it continues to deceive the world today.”

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