TEHRAN (AFP) â€” Iran has protested to the United Nations over an Israeli minister's suggestion that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be abducted and dragged before international justice, the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.
"The threat of force and committing crimes such as abducting a member of the United Nations is a clear violation of international rights and is contrary to the UN charter," Iran's UN representative Mohammad Khazaei was quoted as saying in the protest letter.
On Tuesday, Israeli Pensioners Minister Rafi Eitan suggested the abduction of Ahmadinejad, who has triggered international outrage with his calls for the Jewish state to be wiped off the map.
"We must snatch the Iranian president who uses the same discourse as Hitler on the need to exterminate the people of Israel, in order to take him to the International Court in the Hague," said Eitan, a former top Mossad agent.
Khazaei also denounced remarks by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who said in August that Israel would use "all options," against Iran's nuclear programme.
He demanded "firm action" by the UN Security Council over the threats from Israel, regarded by Iran as one of its main enemies along with the United States.
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