Iran calls UN chief statement ‘one-sided and unreasonable’

April 22, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN— Iran termed the United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon’s statement about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at the Geneva conference as “one-sided and unreasonable”.

In his speech at the UN conference against racism in Geneva Ahmadinejad blasted Israel’s racist behavior in the occupied lands.
“The remarks of the UN secretary general were not impartial,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said on Tuesday.
Qhashqavi added international forums must be a place for a “free exchange of ideas” by countries without any pressure.
Ban Ki-moon had claimed that the Iranian president misused the occasion.
“I deplore the use of this platform by the Iranian president to accuse, divide and even incite. This is the opposite of what this conference seeks to achieve,” the UN chief told journalists.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman added that it is regrettable that certain Western countries have been “silent” toward the behavior of the Zionist regime