Iran Bashes Israel at U.N.

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President Hassan Rouhani of Iran addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

In an anti-Semitic tirade, which has not ceased to be the signature rhetorical style of the Iranian regime, President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations on Thursday blamed Israel for the U.S. sanctions policy and regional instability.

Rouhani accused “Zionist pressure groups” of being behind the continued sanctions and the seizure of Iranian assets, and threatened dire consequences if Washington does not lift the sanctions as called for the Iranian nuclear accord.

The Iranian leader charged that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that permitted the seizure of Iranian assets of “breaking the norms of international law.” Nevertheless, despite chafing at remaining sanctions, Rouhani boasted that Iran was growing stronger in the aftermath of the deal signed last year.