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Published:August 18th, 2012 12:20 EST

UN Chief Ban Dismayed By Iranian Leaders' Remarks Calling For Destruction Of Israel

By SOP newswire3


Secretary-General 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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