OTTAWA, Canada—A group of international scholars, politicians, and activists issued a scathing report in Ottawa on Tuesday condemning Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for what they describe as his flaunting international norms regarding nuclear arms, human rights, and terrorism.
The report’s authors claim the document contains the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative witness testimony and documentary evidence to date regarding Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Canadian member of Parliament and professor Irwin Cotler said Ahmadinejad’s Iran “has emerged as a clear and present danger to international peace and security, to regional and Middle East stability, and increasingly and alarmingly so, to its own people.”
The threat posed by Iran is a “toxic convergence of four distinct—yet interrelated—dangers,” says the report’s findings. Those dangers include Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, genocidal incitement of hate against Israel, state-sponsored terrorism, and the systematic and widespread abuse of the Iranian people.
The report documents some of the disturbing events unfolding in Iran today including a parade following the successful testing of a Shahab-3 missile capable of striking Israel.