The day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel speech at the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister and new Kadima leader Tzipi Livni said Wednesday it was absurd that Iran was asking to join the UN Security Council.
"In effect, the request is to let a criminal judge himself. It is absurd for a country that threatens the security of its neighbors and calls for the destruction of another state to be a member of an organization that aims to contribute to global security," said stated.
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