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Ban condemns anti-Israel statements by Iran

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 19:05 hrs

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "dismayed" by remarks threatening Israel's existence, attributed over the last two days to Iranian leaders, according to his spokesperson.

"The Secretary-General condemns these offensive and inflammatory statements," Ban´s spokesperson added in a statement issued on Friday night.

According to media reports, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his remarks on Friday in an address to an audience at Tehran University, while Iran´s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made his remarks on Wednesday.



"The Secretary-General believes that all leaders in the region should use their voices at this time to lower, rather than to escalate, tensions," Ban´s spokesperson said. "In accordance with the United Nations Charter, all members must refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State."

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