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'Blood on UN hands' over Syria

The hands of the UN are stained with blood due to its failure to stop the atrocities of the Assad regime in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron told the General Assembly today.

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Ahmadinejad says Israel will be 'eliminated'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the peace sign during the high-level meeting of the General Assembly at the U.N. in New York Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated."

Speaking to reporters in New York, he also said he does not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and called economic conditions in his sanctions-hit country "not as bad as they are portrayed.

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak at the U.N. on Wednesday.

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