October 27, 2005

THE SUPREMO WILL HAVE TO DELIVER THIS SMACKDOWN HIMSELF TOO:

Iran's policy unchanged toward Israel - officials (Parisa Hafezi, 10/27/05, Reuters)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" does not signal the start of a more aggressive stance toward Israel by Tehran, officials and analysts said on Thursday.

"Iran's policy toward Israel will remain unchanged. We do not want more confrontation with the West," a senior government official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the conference "The World without Zionism" in Tehran October 26, 2005. Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" does not signal the start of a more aggressive stance toward Israel by Tehran, officials and analysts said on Thursday. (REUTERS/Isna)
"What Ahmadinejad said is his wish, but it does not mean Iran will take practical steps to destroy Israel."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 27, 2005 1:53 PM
Comments

Don't believe what they say in English.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 27, 2005 2:00 PM

It is correct to say that Ahmadinejad's statement does not reflect any change whatsoever in Iranian policy...

Posted by: b at October 27, 2005 2:16 PM

He doesn't set Iranian policy.

Posted by: oj at October 27, 2005 2:20 PM

This Iranian policy long predates his Presidency, and will last long after he's gone.

Posted by: b at October 27, 2005 2:40 PM

This is great, what before was just taken with a grain of salt is now being heavily publicized. These words mean things and I love Israel's push to make the UN do something about it. Its long past time to rock that casbah in Tehran.

Posted by: Scof at October 27, 2005 4:41 PM

b:

It's not their policy.

Posted by: oj at October 27, 2005 4:54 PM

Persians are not Arabs.

Posted by: Brooks at October 27, 2005 10:44 PM

Arabs and Persians - both Muslims.

Like the old joke:

What's the difference between a duck? One of its feet is both the same.

Posted by: obc at October 28, 2005 1:05 AM

Of course Israelis and Palestinians are likewise both just Semites.

Posted by: oj at October 28, 2005 8:48 AM
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