Israel to UN: Protest Iranian Human Rights abuse

Israel said it sent letters to the UN secretary-general and the president of the General Assembly urging the international community to speak out against human rights abuses in Iran. "The international community cannot be silent in situations where the violation of human rights is systemic, grave, and widespread, and where states dismiss issues of human rights and refuse to engage in meaningful dialogue," Israel's deputy UN ambassador Daniel Carmon said Friday. Israel's UN Mission released excerpts from the letters to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa.