Israel wants Iran Ousted from UN.
Iran wants Israel “Wiped off the map!”
The West condemned the remarks by Iran.
But, today, Iran continued its verbal assault!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during a conference on Wednesday Oct. 26, 2005 in Tehran entitled ‘The World without Zionism.’ Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its new president said Israel should be ‘wiped off the map,’ Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Thursday, Oct 27, 2005. (AP Photo/ISNA)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Thursday that Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its president called for the Jewish state to be “wiped off the map.”
A statement from the prime minister’s office quoted the Israeli leader as saying: “A country that calls for the destruction of another people cannot be a member of the United Nations.”
“Such a country that has nuclear weapons is a danger, not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to Europe,” Sharon said in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sits, left, during a conference on Wednesday Oct. 26, 2005 in Tehran entitled ‘The World without Zionism.’ Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its new president said Israel should be ‘wiped off the map,’ Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/ISNA)
Russia condemned Thursday a call by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Israel to be “wiped off the map”, warning Tehran the comments provided grounds for sending the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program to the UN Security Council, RIA-Novosti news agency said.
“I cannot fail to recognize that those who favor transferring the Iranian nuclear issue to the UN Security Council now have an additional argument” for doing so, the agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying in Amman, where he is on a visit.
Meanwhile, Russia’s chief rabbi, Berl Lazar, said Iran’s appeal to wipe Israel off the international map undermines confidence in the Iranian nuclear program.
Iranian conservative students stand under a poster during the conference ‘The World without Zionism’ in Tehran October 26, 2005. Iran’s President Ahmedinejad said on Wednesday that Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’, a statement roundly condemned by three European powers and Canada. Picture taken on October 26, 2005. (REUTERS/Isna)
The European Union said the comments – the first time in years that such a high-ranking Iranian official has openly called for Israel’s annihilation – were “despicable and unacceptable” and “inconsistent with any claim to be a mature and responsible member of the international community”.
Iran’s ambassadors to Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands were also summoned by those countries’ respective foreign ministries to hear official protests – a sign of deteriorating relations between Tehran and the 25-member bloc.
The spokesperson of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Seyed Massoud Jazihiri, backed up Ahmadinejad by describing Israel as a “cancerous tumour”.
He said the West “was right to be afraid, because two decades ago when the Imam (Khomeini) called for Israel to be wiped off the map they thought it was a slogan, but as time passes we are seeing signs of unity in the Islamic world.”
“We have no doubts that at the end of the road, the victory of Muslims and the defeat of Israel is inevitable,” Jazihiri told the Fars news agency.
Iran’s foreign ministry also ordered its diplomats to lodge official protests over Europe’s attitude toward “Zionist crimes”.
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