B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International commends the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for rejecting an anti-Israel resolution, by a vote of 58-45, and declining to succumb to a shallow political distraction that would have unnecessarily diverted the agency’s attention and resources from truly urgent priorities.
The resolution, backed by 18 Arab states, voiced concern over alleged Israeli nuclear military capabilities. Israel has never declared such capabilities, let alone threatened their use.
B’nai B’rith applauds those countries that voted against the resolution. They showed principled leadership in declining to pursue another gratuitous political attack against Israel that we have often seen across the U.N. system.
Israel has never denied the right to exist or basic security of its neighbors or anyone else. The Iranian regime since its inception has called for the destruction of Israel and has actively backed terrorist organizations in the region and beyond.