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No Justice and No Judge': Israeli Diplomats Walk Out of Ahmadinejad's Remarks at the U.N.

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"The leader of an outlaw country that is a serial violator of the fundamental principles of the rule of law has no place in this hall"

Israeli envoys walked out of the chamber where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking in a high-level meeting at the United Nations, and at least one made the move before the leader even uttered a single word.  Though Western diplomats typically abandon Ahmadinejad's speeches, it is unclear whether the U.S., among others, followed suit.

According to reports, Ahmadinejad did not explicitly call for the destruction of Israel during his remarks, but conveyed what he thought of the country's legitimacy.

Israeli envoy Ron Prosor commented:

"There is no justice and no judge...The leader of an outlaw country that is a serial violator of the fundamental principles of the rule of law has no place in this hall...It is a shame and disgrace to give someone like him the opportunity to speak on such an important topic."

See video of Fox reporting on the walk out, below:

Ahmadinejad is slated to address the full UN assembly on Wednesday. Israeli delegates won't be on hand because of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

UPDATE:

You can read a full report on Ahmadinejad's remarks by Billy Hallowell.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

 

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