Alleging abuses ranging from media censorship through to child executions, the EU said its three-year dialogue with Iran on human rights had stalled with little to show for it.
NCRI - The former Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry denounced remarks by clerical regime’s President Ahmadinejad questioning the Holocaust and suggesting that Israel should be relocated to Austria or Germany.
"For the leader of any country to question whether the Holocaust happened and suggest Israel be moved to Europe is beyond unacceptable," Kerry said in a statement on Thursday.
"It just further underscores our concerns about the regime in Iran. And it's all the more reason why it's so important that the regime not have the ability to develop nuclear weapons," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger said at a government news conference the decision to deliver a formal protest to mullahs’ envoy in Berlin was meant to show that Berlin was taking the Ahmadinejad’s comments very seriously.
"No one wants to isolate Iran," Italy's Foreign Ministry said. "On the contrary we all hope that Tehran, adopting responsible conduct, wants to play a role of stabilization in its region, but it is Iran which inevitably isolates itself the moment it denies the right to exist to another state and other people."
New York Committee Against Ahmadinejad
NEW YORK, August 26 - The ’New York Committee against Ahmadinejad (NYCA)’ announces its formation. Its mission is to campaign against the trip by Iran’s new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York City, scheduled for mid-September. He is planning to address the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session.