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 Pollard.

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 community."

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. "