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.
New York City- The 67th annual General Assembly meeting of the U.N. marked a very significant moment in history. It was the first time a democratically elected Egyptian President would address the United Nations. During the meetings, President Mohammed Morsi gave a very unapologetic Islamic view on current world events such as the Syrian civil war, the construction of a Palestinian state and the American film that denigrates Islam’s prophet Mohammed and mocks the Islamic religion.
Morsi referred to the situation in Syria as the “tragedy of the age” and urged all UN member nations to take action in helping opposition forces overthrow Bashar Al-Assad’s 40 dictatorship. He believes that it is time for Assad to step down since the conflict in Syria has been going on for over 18 months with an alarming death toll of 30,000 people making it one of the bloodiest conflict the Middle East has seen in a long time. He expressed that he is grateful that the Egyptian revolution- which made him the first democratically elected Egyptian President- was much more peaceful. Although Morsi feels Assad should resign, He is completely against foreign military intervention in Syria.
He then proceeded to talk about the inclusion of a Palestinian state in the UN with or without Israel’s agreement.The latter issue is one that has been under discussion for several years yet the Palestinians have yet to be awarded UN recognition due to the lack of a peace agreement with Israel. Recognition would be highly beneficial to the Palestinians since it would grant them the rights of an independent country. In no moment did he mention anything about Egyptian-Israeli relationships.
He finalized his UN debut by expressing his outrage at the popular, American-Produced anti-Islam video that has been going around the internet since he believes that freedom of speech does not give you the right to attack any religion or incite hate towards a religious group. He says the violent reactions shouldn’t come as a surprise to the US since they meddled with something they had no right to criticize. However he in no moment tried to justify the attacks to American embassies.
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.