- Kurdish Death Row Prisoner Transferred, His Lawyer Arrested
- Two Prisoners Executed For Espionage in Tehran
- Imprisoned Dervish Transferred to Hospital after Heart Attack
- Seven prisoners Were Hanged In Northern Iran
- Three Prisoners Were Hanged In Central Iran
- Dervish Issued Harsh Sentence to Intimidate Others
- Iran acts to expand sensitive nuclear capacity: diplomats
- CIA head visits Israel to discuss Syria, Iran's nuclear program
- US targets Iran rial, gold imports in sanctions pressure
- Israel air strike on Syria 'is a message to Iran and the US'
- Israel Will Strike Iran 's Subterranean Nuclear Sites
- Iran, not Israel, faces an existential threat, says top US analyst
- Religious leaders ban 30 women from running for Iran's presidency
- Iranian cleric: Women can't be president in Iran
- Iranians marrying foreigners without state consent face prosecution
- More women smuggling drugs out of Iran
- Canada’s High Court could try Iran for Zahra Kazemi murder
- "Hole"/ Saba Vasefi
- When it comes to Syria and Hezbollah, Israel is walking a tightrope
- IRGC: World now eying Iranian regime's resistance
- Two Iranians in Kenya found guilty of bomb plots
- Iran develops rocket-launcher submarine, smart ships
- Iran to unveil indigenous ballistic, cruise missiles
- Why Iran Is Trying to Save the Syrian Regime
Wednesday 04 July 2012
VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s drug fighting agency and the U.S. State Department have criticized anti-Jewish remarks made by an Iranian vice president last week.
A United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime statement says agency chief Yury Fedotov expressed "his dismay and serious concern" while meeting with a senior unidentified Iranian diplomat in Vienna "about the anti-Semitic comments of Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi."
Rahimi was cited by Iranian media and on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's website as saying at the June 26 anti-drugs meeting in Tehran that "the spread of narcotics in the world emanates from the teachings of the Talmud ... whose objective is the destruction of the world." The Talmud is the Jewish book of laws.
Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be wiped off the face of the map in 2005.
In Washington on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland issued a statement condemning what she called "Rahimi's vile anti-Semitic and racist comments."