Israeli envoy detained by UN security personnel for protesting Iran President’s speech

Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Sep 2023

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan was escorted out of the UN General Assembly hall on Tuesday for interrupting the speech of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Gilad Erdan
Israel s envoy to the UN, Gilad Erdan holds up a sign to protest Iranian President s speech before being led out of the hall by UN security officials on September 19, 2023. AP


During Raisi's speech, Erdan waved a photo of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian killed in the custody of Tehran's morality police, the photo included text reading "Iranian women deserve freedom now."

The president of Iran did not appear to notice Erdan, who then left the chamber and was later held by UN security.


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