Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, on Wednesday sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, demanding that he condemn a statement by Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon in support of Palestinian Arab terrorism against Israelis.
“Iran is continuing to sow terror throughout the world and is fueling the flames of Palestinian terror and incitement,” said Ambassador Danon.
“If the UN is really interested in bringing calm to our region, they must cut off the flow of Iranian financial support of terrorism,” he added.
The letter comes after the Iranian ambassador to Beirut, Mohammad Fathali, that his country would pay $7,000 to the family of any terrorist killed in the recent wave of terror, and an additional $30,000 to any family whose house was destroyed in response.
Fahali, who made his statement during a press conference in Beirut, also called on Lebanon to join the fight against Israel, promising, "The martyrs' blood will release the entire Palestine, from the river to the sea."
The ambassador's comments follow similar ones made recently by Ali Larijani, the Speaker of the Iranian parliament.
Larijani, who met a delegation of Palestinian terror organization representatives from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Fatah, expressed a desire on behalf of Iran to give financial aid to the families of terrorists who committed attacks against Israelis.