Israel Calls Iran Bid for Security Council Seat "Absurd"

[AFP] Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on Wednesday that giving Iran a seat on the UN Security Council would be "absurd." "It is absurd that a state unparalleled in threatening the security of its neighbors and calling for the destruction of another state should be a member of a body whose goal is to further global security," Livni said. "The significance would be to let a criminal become his own judge." Iran has launched a bid for the seat reserved for an Asian nation, currently held by Indonesia, which becomes vacant in January.

2008-09-25 01:00:00

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