June 27, 2012 - 12:08 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, June 27 condemned Iranian first Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi for a speech he gave at a UN conference in Tehran on Tuesday in which he blamed Jews for controlling the international drug trade, The Jerusalem Post reported.
"Hitler also said crazy things and succeeded in carrying out his plan," Lieberman stated, adding that the world has not yet fully come to understand the danger that Iran poses.
In his address to a UN-sponsored conference marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Tehran, Rahimi claimed that no Jews are addicted to drugs, declaring: “The Islamic Republic of Iran will pay for anybody who can research and find one single Zionist who is an addict. They do not exist. This is the proof of their involvement in drugs trade.” He went on to blame “Zionists and Jews” for involvement in other alleged conspiracies, including the Russian Revolution and ordering the killing of black babies.
In the speech described by The New York Times as "baldly anti-Semitic," Rahimi said that the Talmud teaches to "destroy everyone who opposes the Jews."
Lieberman responded that, "The Iranian regime is not composed of crazy people, but of anti-Semitic fanatics,who have a detailed worldwide plan, part of which, as they admit openly, is the destruction of the State of Israel."
The foreign minister added that "the fact that UN representatives and representatives of European nations are still participating in conferences held in Tehran, in which the worst kind of anti-Semitics remarks are made, legitimizes the the regime of the Ayatollahs."
The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to condemn the speech.