Saturday, April 12, 2008

Iran Demands Israel Stop Force Threats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran urged the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel and demand that it stop threatening to use military force against the Islamic republic, according to a letter obtained Friday.

In the letter to council, Iran's U.N. Ambassador Mohammad Khazee referred to comments on April 7 by Israel's Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who warned Tehran that any attack on the Jewish state would result in the "destruction of the Iranian nation."

Israel's U.N. Mission said it would have no comment on Khazee's letter.

Exchanges between the two nations have grown increasingly bitter in recent years. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the Holocaust is a "myth" and called for Israel's elimination.

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