Iran President Ahmadinejad's Rule of Law UN Speech: Israel Ambassador Ron Prosor Walks Out
Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor walked out of the UN General Assembly hall as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech on the rule of law. Ahmadinejad used the speech to criticise the UN Security Council saying it lacked legitimacy and also referred to Israel as a 'fake regime'. Israeli Ambassador Prosor said the Iranian president should not have been allowed to speak at the UN session. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor: "As you saw, the Israeli delegation, not only the Israeli delegation, left the hall when Ahmadinejad spoke in this amazing UN debate on the rule of law. This is an insult and an injury to intelligence and an audacity for someone who is a serial Holocaust denier and who denies his own people basic rights, who tortures, who denies every basic rule of law in his own country to stand in this family of nations to talk about the rule of law. This would be like having an arsonist run the fire extinguishing department of New York. It's an audacity and an outrage that such a person is allowed to speak in the family of nations." Ahead of speaking at the debate Ahmadinejad told an audience of reporters that Israel has 'no roots in the Middle East' and said that Iran does not take Israeli threats of attack seriously but is all the same fully ready to defend itself. Ahmadinejad will make his main address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday which, falling on Yom Kippur, means no Israeli delegation will be present. Israeli Prime Minister ...