Iranian Leader Rouhani at UN: Israel Behind ‘Web of Apartheid Politics and Atrocities’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday, and did not miss an opportunity to disparage Israel on the global stage.

Rouhani blamed “Zionist pressure groups” for continued sanctions and the seizure of Iranian assets, threatening that if the Washington does not follow through with its commitments under the nuclear agreement, it will lead to the discrediting of the US.

Accusing the US Supreme Court ruling which ordered the seizure of Iranian assets of “breaking the norms of international law,” Rouhani continued to claim that Iran was growing stronger in the aftermath of the deal signed last year.

Rouhani, whose Islamic Republic sponsors Shi’ite militias accused of atrocities in Iraq and Syria, along with terror organization Hezbollah and the Assad regime, began his speech by invoking the 2001 September 11 attack in New York, before condemning the actions of various actors in the Middle East.

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