As expected, Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta met with Iranian President Ahmadinejad during his latest visit to the United Nations.
Below are two news article from Iranian Media.
Fars News Agency:
President Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, was in New York to take part in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN headquarters.
At the meeting with the anti-Zionist rabbis, President Ahmadinejad stressed that supporting the rights of the oppressed people against the arrogant powers sets a priority for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He also reiterated Tehran’s support for minority rights, and added, “We have always underlined the rights of minorities in Iran and we are supporting their rights.”
During the meeting, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman of Neturei Karta International thanked Ahmadinejad for the stances adopted and declared by Iran in the NPT review conference.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran have always been a defender of the right and despite the false propaganda launched by the western median, the government of Iran is a friend of the world nations,” Weiss stressed.
Neturei Karta (Aramaic for “Guardians of the City”) was founded nearly 70 years ago in Jerusalem by Jews who opposed the drive to establish the state of Israel, believing only the Messiah could do that. Estimates of the group’s size range from a hundred thousand to less than a million.
In recent decades its members have shown up to protest at international conferences and pro-Israel rallies.
The Israel regime and its Zionist supporters all across the world have carried out violent attacks on Neturei Karta rallies and gatherings and have killed and wounded many of these anti-Israeli Jewish rabbis.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran will continue to “fight for the rights” of oppressed nations in the face of global tyranny.
In a Wednesday meeting with a group of anti-Zionist rabbis in New York, Ahmadinejad said the rights of religious minorities is of primary importance for Iran.
He further added that Zionist groups are taking advantage of Judaism to further their political gains in Israel and other parts of the world.
The Iranian President praised the Jewish leaders who had shown the dark side of Zionism to the world by distancing themselves from pro-Zionist policies.
For their part, the rabbis praised Ahmadinejad and presented him with a book as a token of their gratitude for Iran’s efforts in maintaining the rights of the Jewish people of Iran.
Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East next to Israel.
Like the country’s other religious minorities, the Jewish people are free to practice their faith and have one reserved seat in the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).
Ahmadinejad is in New York to attend the month-long nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, which opened on May 3 at the UN headquarters.
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