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Khamenei Calls Israelis ‘Ferocious Zionist Wolves’ at Iran-Hosted NAM Summit

August 30, 2012 9:02 am 8 comments

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Screenshot.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit host by his country, called Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves who digest the Palestinian people.”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who controversially decided to attend the summit amid the Islamic Republic’s growing nuclear program and routine calls for the Jewish state’s destruction, defended Israel in a statement before the start of the summit, but did not specifically mention Iran.

“Claiming that Israel does not have the right to exist or describing it in racist terms is not only wrong but undermines the very principle we all have pledged to uphold,” Ban, who also did not leave the room in protest during Khamenei’s speech, said.

Martin Nesirky, Ban’s spokesman, said the secretary-general conveyed to Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in separate meetings that their anti-Semitic diatribes were unacceptable. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, however, said Ban’s decision to attend the NAM summit held greater significance than his words.

“Ban’s contention that he could only deliver a strong message to Iran in Iran doesn’t hold water—his message has been watered down by his very presence there,” Ayalon told Israel Radio.”If he wanted to deliver a strong message, he could have done it best by not attending.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the summit, which drew more than 120 countries to Iran, “a disgrace and a stain on humanity.”

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  • KHAMEINI MAY CALL ISRAEL A FEROCIOUS WOLF, BUT HE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT WOLVES BITE.

    • Uri Avnery writes: The naorrw Hormuz Strait at the entrance of the Persian (or Arabian) Gulf, through which a huge part of the world’s oil flows, would be sealed at once. This is the conventional wisdom, and no doubt the Strait will be closed in the short run. In the middle run and longer run, though, it strikes me as a lot more complicated.Unless the US is confident it can open the Hormuz Strait without Iran’s consent — in which case it will simply do so ASAP (within weeks) and Iran’s name won’t be on the approved list for oil shipments through the Strait it strikes me that Iran’s Abadan refinery could quickly become a huge bargaining chip. If the US just blows it up, Iran’s reasons for cooperating to keep the Strait open would decrease substantially, since Iran would be left with little or no way to get its own oil to market whether the Strait is open or closed. If the US instead seeks to take over the Abadan refinery, Iran might blow it up. Regardless of which side blows it up, oil prices will probably rise because a great deal of Iranian oil won’t find its way to market any time soon. If, instead, the US just leaves the refinery there but threatens to blow it up if Iran either blocks the Strait or tries to ship Iranian oil through the Strait, Iran might soon find it difficult to understand exactly why it should let everybody’s oil except its own move through the Strait. It might threaten to block the Strait unless it is allowed to ship a substantial portion of its own oil through the Strait. Since that prospect would appeal to US politicians and voters about as much as a case of leprosy, the US would probably respond by threatening to up the ante (or by actually doing so), in which case the confrontation might soon escalate into a very big and ugly war. (In the meantime, of course, Iran will be talking daily with its large neighbors to the north and east Russia and China about long-term solutions to Iran’s vulnerability to US control of the Persian Gulf oil-shipping lanes; I’m sure they’ll come up with something, and the longer the US/Iran blinking match lasts, the more likely that will be and the less leverage the US will have.) Keeping the Abadan refinery around as long as possible could prevent, or at least delay, this naorrwing of the options, but keeping it around without ever letting Iran benefit from it would diminish its usefulness as a bargaining chip, ensuring that the parties’ options indeed get naorrwed. In short, though I understand the US has war gamed this to death, and I understand the reported result of those war games is that the Strait of Hormuz would remain closed for a very long time, I’m willing to bet those war games haven’t reached such a confident conclusion.

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in my opinion had done a step that clearly will help Israel,going to summit of Non-Aligned Movement in the devil control hosting nation take guts!Ban had certainly archive more there, influencing other’s nations instead to leave the camp to the fanatic!Israel must learn that UN is representing the Muslim too.God bless Israel and give is protection.

  • I think Israel should start living up to its reputation. No matter how just, how fair and how humanitarian Israel is in actuality – just a few examples: Treatment and care of a Palestinian child with cancer, giving Arab citizens of Israel full rights including freedom to vote and become Knesset members, Israel’s restraint during the Gulf War – – and in reality, much, much more — the world at large will always call Israel things like “Ferocious Zionist Wolves.” Why won’t Israel stop caring what the world thinks and do what it has to do?

  • Why is this news? These are ARAB words, they are very good at name calling, and threats, but in the end, they are mere thugs that will lose everything…..this has been proven in every case where Arabs try to attack well armed and well trained populations and they lose in the end. This is not like the 3rd Reich, that attacked defensless Jews. The Jewish state is well armed, well prepared, and will deal with them if G-D forbid it becomes more than their usual blustering. The problem will be the few pathetic Jews that have insisted on remaining in Iran. What happens to them?
    The thrust these days should be the repeated warnings to all Jews to get out while they can from ALL of Europe and wherever there is rampant anti-semitism tolerated by governments.

    There is a beautiful place for them ready and waiting in their own country.

    Ms.

    • Norma Eiberson Hillman ‘Kol-HaKavod, at least you have the courage and guts to speak out in encouraging more Jews to make aliya to Israel.
      Unfortunately many Jews still believe that if they keep quiet all the so called (Anti-Semitism)putting it correctly bloody Jew-hatred will disappear, well it won’t,
      and especially after the terrorist attacks in Toulouse, the situation deteriorated even further with even more attacks on Jews then before that terrible incident took place. I now have no faith in putting the safety of Jewish lives into the hands of any world’s government for protection other than the Government of ‘The State Of Israel’

      • UPON INFORMATION AND BELIEF, NORTH AMERICAN ALIYA NUMBERS ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF THE IRANIAN THREAT.

        NOTHING UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BANK KI-MOON SAYS HAS ANY MEANING NOR EFFECT.

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