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Israel’s UN Ambassador Says Nuclear Iran Threatens ‘Stability of the Entire World’

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Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador at the UN said that a nuclear armed Iran threatens the security of the entire world, not just Israel. Photo: UN Multimedia.

In an address before the United Nations General Assembly, Israel’s Ambassador Ron Prosor on Thursday said that the entire world’s security is threatened by Iran’s nuclear program, not just Israel’s.

“The radical theocracy is working tirelessly to advance its nuclear capabilities, while explicitly threatening to ‘eradicate Israel from the face of the earth.’ But, let me be perfectly clear – what is at stake is not just the security of Israel; it is the security and stability of the entire world,” he said. “Make no mistake – freedom is under attack throughout the world.”

“A war is being waged against human dignity and human rights, and we must fight back,” he added. “Standing united with courage and conviction we can turn back the tide of violent extremism and safeguard the values we cherish.”

Prosor’s comments were made at an event marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. He asked the GA to consider what the world will be like if Iran is allowed to proceed with its nuclear ambitions. He predicted that a nuclear-armed Iran would ignite an arms race in the Middle East and provide a “nuclear umbrella” protecting terrorist groups and allowing them to act with “increasing impunity.”

“This is not the world the men and women who fought vigorously 70 years ago would have hoped for,” he explained. “World War II taught us that the costs of inaction are simply too high to bear. It’s the reason this institution exists and it is the obligation that we must live up to.”

Prosor concluded with what he called a “warning to the world: do not close your eyes to the atrocities around you; do not turn away from the animosity  that ensures. It is your responsibility to speak out against hatred clearly and unequivocally.”

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