Attendees at the Iranian terrorism conference pose for a picture. (ISNA)
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon came under fire this weekend for endorsing the anti-Israel, antii-US Iranian terrorism conference. A message from Ban Ki-Moon was read aloud at the conference.
CNS News reported:
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has come under fire for apparently endorsing an “anti-terrorism conference” hosted by Iran, at which the United States and Israel repeatedly were attacked and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reprised his 9/11 conspiracy claims.
Also attending the two-day event this past weekend in Tehran were leaders of three of the top six recipients of U.S. aid in fiscal year 2010 – Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
According to Iranian state media and the “International Conference on the Global Fight Against Terrorism” Web site, a message from Ban was read out at the event, expressing the hope that the conference would “attain great goals.”
Multiple Iranian media reports on the conference highlighted the participation of the United Nations. The event’s Web site carries the U.N. logo alongside those of six other organizing entities – such as the conference secretariat and offices of Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – further implying U.N. involvement and endorsement.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Afghan leader Karzai attended the anti-American conference with Ahmadinejad. (ISNA)