CARVIN CALLS ON UNITED NATIONS TO CHARGE AHMADINEJAD WITH
'INCITEMENT TO GENOCIDE' ON WEDNESDAY UNDER
UNITED NATIONS GENOCIDE CONVENTION
"World Body Needs to Act"
New York--Sept. 25 ...New York congressional candidate Joe Carvin (R-NY-17) today called upon the United Nations to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with the crime of "Incitement to Genocide" on Wednesday under the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention based on the Iranian President's long history of remarks advocating the destruction of the State of Israel. Mr. Ahmadinejad, a Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, is scheduled to speak at the United Nations that day.
The United Nations General Assembly created The Genocide Convention following mass genocide committed by Germany and Japan during World War II, making "direct and public incitement to commit genocide" a crime under international law.
"Mr. Ahmadinejad, in my opinion and in the opinion of many respected legal scholars, has crossed over the line from harsh political rhetoric to 'incitement to genocide," Mr. Carvin said. "The United Nations has a moral and legal imperative to enforce its own genocide law while Mr. Ahmadinejad is in New York this week, rather than hand him a platform to call for Israel's destruction again. By taking this stance against religious hatred, the U.N. could set a moral tone the world over on Wednesday. That is the leadership we need to see out of Kips Bay."
The Iranian regime has been working for several years to develop the technology required to build a nuclear weapon. The nation, 70 times the size of Israel, is 90% of the way toward achieving that capability, according to some reports. In October 2005, in a prepared speech, Mr. Ahmadinejad expressed his agreement with former Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini that Israel must be "wiped off the map." He has since made numerous statements toward that end. On Monday, he said of Israel, "We don't even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated."