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U.N. chief shocked at Iranian president’s call for Israel’s destruction

(AP) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was “shocked and dismayed” at a report that Iran’s hard-line president said the world would soon witness the destruction of Israel, the United Nations said Thursday. The official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly made anti-Israeli comments, referred twice to Israel’s impending destruction. “The secretary-general points out that the state of Israel is a full and long-standing member of the United Nations with the same rights and obligations as every other member,” U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said in a statement. “He reminds that under the United Nations Charter, all members have undertaken to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state,” Okabe said. IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah showed for the first time that the “hegemony of the occupier regime (Israel) had collapsed, and the Lebanese nation pushed the button to begin counting the days until the destruction of the Zionist regime.” “God willing, in the near future we will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. In October 2005, the Iranian president caused outrage in the West when he said during a speech that Israel’s “Zionist regime should be wiped off the map.” His supporters have argued Ahmadinejad’s words were mistranslated and should have been better translated as “vanish from the pages of time” implying Israel would disappear on its own rather be destroyed.


June 8, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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