Ban Ki-moon is dismayed " by remarks threatening Israel`s existence, attributed over the last two days to Iranian leaders, according to his spokesperson.
The Secretary-General condemns these offensive and inflammatory statements, " Mr. Ban`s spokesperson added in a statement issued on Friday night.
According to media reports, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his remarks on Friday in an address to an audience at Tehran University, while Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made his remarks on Wednesday.
The Secretary-General believes that all leaders in the region should use their voices at this time to lower, rather than to escalate, tensions, " Mr. Ban`s spokesperson said. In accordance with the United Nations Charter, all members must refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State. "
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