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The U.S. Response to Iranian President's Death Is Disgraceful

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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Middle East, Iran, United States, Ebrahim Raisi
Iranian Presidency Office via AP

The United Nations, unsurprisingly, was generally gutted to learn that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — known as the "butcher of Tehran" — died in a helicopter crash over the weekend. In a Monday meeting of the U.N. Security Council, a "moment of silence" was held to mourn the dead murderer rather than his thousands of innocent victims. 

Most egregiously, United States Ambassador Robert Wood — a Senate-confirmed Biden nominee who serves as America's Alternate Representative to the United Nations and its General Assembly — also stood to join the moment...

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