But the remarks were unlikely to satisfy Israel, which called today for an emergency session of the UN security council.
“We have decided to open a broad diplomatic offensive,” the Israeli foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, said.
The country’s prime minister, Ariel Sharon, called yesterday for Iran to be expelled from the UN.
“A country that calls for the destruction of another people cannot be a member of the UN,” he said.
I’m forced to ask, well what about a country that is in the process of destroying another people?
Putting aside what the Iranian leader said (which anyone with half a brain knows are purely for the sake of popular mass consumption and bear little meaning in the real world), this move by Israel, these very statement by Sharon, is something beyond my comprehension.
How can a country come to the UN and demand another country to be expelled when that same country has violated and ignored over 65 UN resolutions against it!
The UN has become a toothless old man just yelling at the clouds.
Here are some of my favorite greatest hits:
Resolution 592: “…Ã¢??strongly deploresÃ¢?? the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops”
Resolution 636: “…Ã¢??deeply regretsÃ¢?? Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians
Resolution 672: “…Ã¢??condemnsÃ¢?? Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount
Resolution 673: “…Ã¢??deploresÃ¢?? IsraelÃ¢??s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations
Resolution 469: “…Ã¢??strongly deploresÃ¢?? IsraelÃ¢??s failure to observe the councilÃ¢??s order not to deport Palestinians”
Resolution 450: “…Ã¢??callsÃ¢?? on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon”
Resolution 256: “…Ã¢??condemnsÃ¢?? Israeli raids on Jordan as Ã¢??flagrant violation”
Resolution 265: “…Ã¢??condemnsÃ¢?? Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan”
Resolution 162: “…Ã¢??urgesÃ¢?? Israel to comply with UN decisions”
We urge, We condemn, We hope, We call on, We deplore, We recommend, We deeply deplore, We express our deep concern, We reiterate, We take note, We regret, We deeply regret.
We suffer, We die, We endure, We hurt, We wait….