Catherine Ashton, who never finds a criticism of Israel that she can’t get on board with, is criticizing the latest Iranian calls for Israel’s destruction.
The EU foreign policy chief said on Saturday that comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a “cancerous tumor” with no place in a future Middle East, were “outrageous and hateful”.
And I’ve suddenly figured out why we’re seeing winged pigs.
Catherine Ashton’s language was unusually forthright for the West’s chief negotiator over Iran’s nuclear program.
Ah. It is a sop to Israel. They’re playing the “See, we can criticize Iran!” card in order to try to get Israel to swear off going after Iran’s nukes militarily.
Ashton “calls upon Iran to play a constructive role in the region and expects its leaders to contribute to de-escalate tension and not to fuel it”, Saturday’s statement said.
See? It’s all blather for effect. Note that neither call was followed with, say, a call to condemn Iran in the UN, since it is obviously violating the UN charter.
Move along here. Nothing to see.