Danon Demands U.N. Condemn Iran ‘Terror Rewards Program’

Danny Danon (Flash 90)
Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon. (Flash90)

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has demanded that U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon condemn Iran for offering “rewards” for killing Israelis. In a statement to Ban, Danny Danon wrote that Iran “continues to perform as a leader of terrorism throughout the world. If the United Nations is truly interested that quiet prevail in the region, we must halt the flow of cash from Tehran to terror groups.”

On Wednesday, Iran announced that it would pay cash to the families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis. Terrorists who are killed by IDF soldiers during the course of a terror attack would receive $7,000, said Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fateh Ali, while Arabs whose homes were demolished by the IDF would receive $30,000.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned the Iranian offer, saying that “this is additional proof of Iran’s deep involvement in supporting terror against Israel. After the agreement with the world powers, Iran is allowing itself to continue being a central player in international terror.”

Last week, Danon asked U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon to condemn threats made by Hizbullah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah to blow up an ammonia storage facility in Haifa. Hizbullah’s “dangerous military buildup, and its leaders’ murderous declarations, require a clear condemnation,” Danon wrote in a letter to Ban, according to Israel Radio. “When the leader of a terror organization publicly threatens the citizens of another country, silence is not an option.”