Wiesenthal Center Urges President Obama and Other P5+1 Leaders to Publicly Denounce Iran’s Continuing Threats Against Israel

August 27, 2015


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging President Obama to immediately denounce continuing genocidal threats against Israel emanating from Iran.


The latest threat by a senior Iranian official came on Tuesday from Hussein Sheikholeslam (pictured), a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, who said that Israel “should be annihilated.”


British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that Iranian President Rouhani had indicated, “a more nuanced approach” to Israel’s existence. “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan… we reject the existence of any Israeli on this earth,“ Sheikholeslam said.


“On the existential issues of life and death, there is no room for ‘nuance’”, charged Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Founder and Dean and Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO that opposes the pending Iran Nuclear Deal.


“The world should take the unending public genocidal threats from Iranian leaders against Israel at face value. The Iranian regime’s double speak must be immediately denounced by President Obama and the other leaders of the P5+1. Failure to do so will only increase Iranian threats and actions against Israel,” the Rabbis concluded.


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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).