Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Support of Stop Iran Now Rally
Posted by jewsforhillary on September 24, 2007
“As thousands gather today in New York to decry the hateful and inciteful actions of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I am proud to join them by adding my voice to their efforts. As we know too well, the President of Iran has made a series of incendiary, outrageous comments, questioning the Holocaust and calling for Israel to be wiped off the map. Israel’s right to exist – and exist in safety – must never be put in question. To deny the Holocaust places the President of Iran in company with the most despicable bigots and historical revisionists. These hateful statements are beyond the pale of international discourse and acceptability.
His request to visit to Ground Zero, the site of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history — a request that was properly denied —was unacceptable as Iran continues to refuse to renounce and end its support of terrorism. President Ahmadinejad’s outrageous comments and support for terrorism is even more disturbing when viewed in the context of the regime’s quest to acquire nuclear weapons; his anti-American, anti-Israeli rhetoric underscores the seriousness of the threat. United States policy in this regard must be clear and unequivocal. We cannot and must not permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons.
We can and we must continue to speak up. I commend all of those raising their voices to raise awareness of the Iranian regime’s policies and statements during President Ahmadinejad’s visit. We must continue to work together to put pressure on Iran until it ends its anti-American and anti-Semitic policies of hate, ends its nuclear weapons program, renounces sponsorship of terrorism, supports Middle East peace, and plays a constructive role in stabilizing Iraq.”