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December 3, 2014 11:05 am

Israel Compares Iranian Bid for UN Post to ‘Al Capone Running the FBI’

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UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Reuters – Iran is seeking a senior post on a United Nations committee that decides accreditation of non-governmental organizations, a move that Israel on Tuesday compared to gangster Al Capone running the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Iran was elected to the 19-member committee in April for a four-year term from 2015. The United States and Israel are also members of the committee, which acts as a kind of gatekeeper for rights groups and other NGOs seeking access to U.N. headquarters to lobby and participate in meetings and other events.

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