B’nai B’rith Joins Calls for a Walkout When Ahmadinejad Speaks
In meetings with various embassies, B’nai B’rith International is making the case that the inclusion of Iran at a United Nations nuclear non-proliferation conference that starts May 3 in New York is outrageous.
The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is a five-year review “whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.”
“How does Iran fit into those goals? Iran’s reckless and relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons presents the biggest threats to world stability right now,” said B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick.
There is nothing Holocaust-denying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can add to such a conference. Ahmadinejad denies Israel’s right to exist, and in fact, promises that it won’t. His regime is the largest state sponsor of terror globally, and though much of his venom and weapons have been aimed at Israel, Ahmadinejad’s anger and violence are indiscriminate.
“Stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is the world’s number one security challenge right now,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “When it comes to its own nuclear program, Iran has defied the United Nations at every turn. For the world body to give Tehran a platform makes this event a farce.”
B’nai B’rith is joining other Jewish groups in urging U.N. members to walk out when Ahmadinejad addresses the gathering.