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Upcoming General Assembly Will ‘Spotlight Iran’s Aggressive Policy,’ Israel’s UN Ambassador Tells Jewish Leaders

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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. General Assembly. Photo: UN / Manuel Elias.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said on Thursday that Iran’s “aggressive policy” will be a key focus of this month’s General Assembly in New York.

In a briefing to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Danon said that at the UNGA’s 73rd session, which begins on Sept. 18,  “the spotlight will be directed at Iran’s aggressive policy.”

“This will have significant implications,” Danon said.

Declaring that “Iran continues to encourage terrorism, test ballistic missiles and threaten the Middle East,” Danon added that “other countries in the world are expected to increase their pressure against Iran, which systematically violates Security Council resolutions.”

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Iran’s leadership is presently exploring ways of circumventing the punishing sanctions reimposed on the Tehran regime after the US withdrew from the JCPOA — the 2015 Iran nuclear deal championed by the Obama administration — in May. The Trump administration has demanded that the full range of sanctions be locked into place by Nov. 4.

Iran is looking to Russia and China especially to defy the sanctions regime. On Thursday, Iran’s defense minister, Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami, arrived in Beijing for talks with senior Chinese officials.

IRNA, an official mouthpiece of the Iranian regime, reported that Hatami’s visit “takes place to help promote economic cooperation and boost military ties between Iran and the Asian economic power.”

The report pointedly added the reminder that “back in November 2016, the defense ministers of the two countries signed an agreement in Tehran to enhance two-way defense cooperation.”

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