JNS.org – Reports indicate that recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will bring Iran’s only Jewish parliament member to the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.
Siamak Moreh Sedgh, a 48-year-old doctor, has been an Iranian parliament member since 2008.Â He and Ahmad-Reza Dastgheyb, who is a Muslim, will be the only parliament members accompanying Rouhani to the U.N. General Assembly, theÂ International Business Times reported.
Sedgh also accompanied former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.N. in 2009, according to theÂ Washington Free Beacon.
Though Jewish,Â SedghÂ is an outspoken anti-Zionist. “[Iran’s] Jews will direct their… cries against all servants of imperialism and Zionism,” he said in a 2009 speech that was cited by theÂ Times of Israel.