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September 24, 2013 12:18 am

Rouhani Will Bring Iranian Jewish Legislator to UN General Assembly

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President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Iranian government.

JNS.org Reports indicate that recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will bring Iran’s only Jewish parliament member to the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.

Siamak Moreh Sedgh, a 48-year-old doctor, has been an Iranian parliament member since 2008. He and Ahmad-Reza Dastgheyb, who is a Muslim, will be the only parliament members accompanying Rouhani to the U.N. General Assembly, the International Business Times reported.

Sedgh also accompanied former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.N. in 2009, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Though Jewish, Sedgh is an outspoken anti-Zionist. “[Iran’s] Jews will direct their… cries against all servants of imperialism and Zionism,” he said in a 2009 speech that was cited by the Times of Israel.

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