Israeli Envoy Gilad Erdan Escorted out of UN for Protesting Iran President’s Speech

The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, holds up a sign to protest Iranian President's speech. (Photo: video grab)

The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, was escorted out of the General Assembly Hall on Tuesday for interrupting the speech of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

A video clip circulated on social media showed UN security forces detaining the Israeli envoy and escorting him outside the UN hall.

Immediately after he left the hall, UN security personnel stopped Erdan and detained him for a short while.

The ambassador held up a sign saying “Iranian women deserve freedom now” when Raisi began delivering his speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

After leaving the hall, Erdan described the Iranian president as a “mass murderer” and denounced the international community in a post on X for giving the Iranian president a platform.

“I left the hall to make it clear that the State of Israel stands by the Iranian people,” said Erdan, who earlier posted a video of himself standing in a protest held by Iranians in front of the UN headquarters who were carrying pictures of people alleged to have been killed by the Iranian regime.


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