It’s not every day that the United Nations Security Council unanimously defends Israel.

The following press statement on Iran was delivered on Friday, 28 October, by Security Council President Mihnea Ioan Motoc ( Romania):

The members of the Security Council condemn the remarks about Israel attributed to H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The members of the Security Council support the Secretary-General’s statement of 27 October noting that, under the United Nations Charter, all Members have undertaken to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State.