Danon: Ignoring Iran violations encourages its nuclear program

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, spoke at today's emergency session of the UN Security Council.

The meeting was convened in order to discuss Iran's ballistic missile tests, which were carried out in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.

"Ignoring Iran’s violations will give a green light for continuing nuclear missile tests," Danon warned. "History has taught us that we cannot bury our heads in the sand, action must be taken against Iran."

He continued by discussing the threat to wipe Israel off the earth, which was written on one of the missiles, asking: "If on it was written that England, France, Japan, or any other country, must be removed from the earth, would the Security Council sit silently?"

The Ambassador then appealed to the Security Council members, calling on them to take "punitive measures against Iran. This is the only way to ensure that Iran does not continue to test more missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

"We will always defend ourselves when threatened," Ambassador Danon continued. "But today you must hold Iran accountable and take concrete steps against their violations and their acts of aggression towards the State of Israel," he concluded.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209379

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