UNSC postpones condemnation notice of Ahmadinejad

June 9, 2007 00:26

The Security Council postponed a statement condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's latest calls for the destruction of Israel late Friday night after both Indonesia and Qatar opposed the move, Israel Radio reported. Members of the 15 permanent countries on the council have requested to adopt a unanimous decision regarding Ahmadinejad's speech made on Sunday. According to the report, Qatari representatives had yet to receive permission to support the move and Indonesian representatives had trouble with the wording of the denunciation. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon denounced earlier Friday the statement made by Ahmadinejad during which the president said, "We will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime."

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