Wiesenthal Center: Austrian Defense Minister must resign

May 23, 2012 15:35


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BERLIN - Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called for the resignation of Austria’s Defense Minister Norbert Darabos for playing down the Iranian nuclear threat against Arab Gulf countries and Israel, as well as singling out Israel for biased treatment.

In an exclusive interview with the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, Samuels said Darabos "should resign" because "he  has discredited Austrian impartiality in terms of Iran, especially as Austria is host to the International Atomic Energy Agency and this is extremely dangerous."

Samuels said he "find it very strange" that Darabos continues to be defense minister because the "Austrian government has disassociated itself from the minister, and logically he should have no standing on defense." 

"It is extremely worrisome to see Austria take any role in Iran negotiations through this mouthpiece," he added.

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