The Iranian foreign ministry has severely condemned Israel's expansion of military activity in the Palestinian National Authority and accused Tel Aviv of unleashing aggression against Palestine. The leadership of Iran asserts that the world community connives at Israel's anti-Palestinian policy, which can only further aggravate the complicated military and political situation in the region, said the foreign ministry in a statement it distributed in Tehran on Tuesday. In fact, Tel Aviv has been taking "unprecedentedly harsh measures against common Palestinians and thereby provoking a similar response from the leaders of Palestinian liberation movements," reads the statement, which urges the world community to influence the Israeli leadership in order to prevent large-scale military action between Israel and Palestine.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987