Israel did not remain quiet after these threatening words. The General Assembly received a visit from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where he urged the United States to stop Iran’s uranium enrichment program, since he says Iran is only months away from developing an atomic bomb. Iran’s possession of nuclear power would not only be dangerous to Israel but also to the U.S. since Ahmadinejad’s threats were directed at both countries. In order to avoid attacks and casualties from Iran to the west Netanyahu asked the U.N. to draw a red line on Iran’s nuclear plans, which is something the Obama has refused to do in the past.
Due to the recent events it seems that Obama will finally have to call a truce with Netanyahu, and take some decisive action against Iran. Ahmadinejad’s threats to the state of Israel along with the emergence of an Islamist Regime in Egypt make Israeli-American alliances more important than ever for the State of Israel.
United Nations- Irani President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is famous for his less than discrete remarks on national television and other kinds of interviews. Although he was previously warned by the UN Secretary General against making any compromising or offending remarks, he defied all warnings and dared to say that Israelis had no historical roots in the Middle East and that the existence of the Jewish state was merely temporary. Not only that but he responded to Bibi Netanyahu’s remarks about Israel willing to take action against Tehran (which he made earlier this year) by calling all western leaders who hold affiliation with the State of Israel handmaidens of the Devil.
With Tehran so close to becoming a nuclear power, these kinds of threats hold serious danger for all of Iran’s official enemies such as Israel and The US. Ahmadinejad claims that his desire to remove Israel from the Middle East is because they hold no historical roots in that part of the world. Although he is nine months away from stepping down from power, the UN fears he will utilize this time to speed up the production of nuclear weapons and follow through with his promise of eradicating the State of Israel from the Middle Eastern map.
The United States secretaries in The UN believe that Ahmadinejad dared to make such remarks due to the fact the Israel was so under represented during that session, because of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. The results to his ill language and multiple threats to the international community is that a lot of secretaries decided to sit out the following sessions, because they did not wish to hear the absurdities Ahmadinejad had to say.