Iran Lodges U.N. Protest Against Hillary Clinton
A little over a week ago, you may recall that Hillary Clinton stated that she would “obliterate” Iran if it ever attacked Israel with nuclear weapons. It now appears that the Iranian government has lodged a formal protest in the U.N. about her remarks.
Iran has lodged a formal protest at the United Nations about comments by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton that the United States would “totally obliterate” Iran if it attacked Israel with nuclear weapons, the state-run news agency, IRNA, reported Thursday.
Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi, sent a letter of protest on Wednesday to the United Nations secretary general and the United Nations Security Council denouncing the remarks, according to IRNA.
Mr. Danesh-Yazdi wrote in the letter that Mrs. Clinton’s comments were “provocative, unwarranted and irresponsible” and “a flagrant violation” of the United Nations charter, IRNA reported.
“I wish to reiterate my government’s position that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no intention to attack any other nation,” the letter said.
As I have stated in the past, like it or not, we’re going to have to work with the government of Iran if we want to advance our interests in the Middle East, and I have said that bullying rhetoric is only going to heighten tensions between our countries. It now appears that Hillary Clinton has proved me right. Lovely.
(link via Marc Ambinder)