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The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is
spearheading a global petition drive among Christians to demand stronger U.N.
action on Iran.

The pro-Israel group says the United Nations must take
stronger measures to confront Iran’s nuclear program and its president’s
incitement to genocide against Israel.

“Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly
called for Israel’s destruction and the radical regime in Tehran appears bent
on acquiring the nuclear means to carry out this threat,” said Rev. Malcolm
Hedding, the embassy’s executive director. “I’m very cautious about ever
drawing comparisons to the Nazi Holocaust against the Jewish people, but here
the analogy is getting too close for comfort, and we have decided that it’s
time for us to take action as Christians,” Hedding stated.

The petition drive will be conducted among Christians in
more than 100 nations worldwide, and the petition will be presented to U.N.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and other world leaders, the group said.

The petition calls upon the United Nations “to act
without delay to censure and penalize Iran to the fullest extent possible, lest
the very body founded to shield nations against such heinous crimes shamefully
stands by while another disastrous genocidal attempt against the Jewish people
takes shape.”

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