Iran Points Finger At American Hypocrisy
Arutz 7 - June 16, 1999
Accusations against the United States of "hypocrisy" and "double
standards" regarding the Pollard affair emanate now from none other than - Iran!
Iran's ire was raised because the U.S. insists that Iran should release
its 13 imprisoned Jews, but at the same time refuses to release Jonathan
Voice of Israel senior correspondent Mickey Gurdis quoted
Radio Teheran's announcement that the U.S. has rejected every request for the
release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, including a personal request by
Prime Minister Netanyahu at Wye Plantation. A senior Israeli official
cautioned that the Radio Teheran accusation "must be seen as a wake-up
call to the American administration, because allowing the Pollard case to go
unresolved tarnishes America's reputation in the international
He added, "Regimes such as Iran will exploit the [Pollard] case to call
into question the credibility of the U.S. as a defender of due process
and judicial fairness. "