Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad says Israel [and the US] will 'disappear'
Posted on 06/02/2008 9:02:27 AM PDT by camerakid400
Ahmadinejad says Israel will 'disappear'
Criminal and terrorist Zionist regime has reached the end of its work, Iranian president tells foreign guests marking 19th anniversary of death of country's late revolutionary leader. 'Satanic power' of United States faces destruction, he adds
Reuters Published: 06.02.08, 14:36 / Israel News
Iran's president said on Monday Israel would soon disappear off the map and that the "satanic power" of the United States faced destruction, in his latest verbal attack on the Islamic Republic's arch-foes.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking at a gathering of foreign guests marking this week's 19th anniversary of the death of Iran's late revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in 1989, the official IRNA news agency said.
"You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene," he said.
Turning to the United States, he said the era of decline and destruction of its "satanic power" had begun and added: "The bell on the countdown of the destruction of the empire of power and wealth has begun to ring."
Opposition to Israel is a fundamental principle in Shiite Muslim Iran, which backs Palestinian militants opposed to peace with the Jewish state.
A 2005 statement by Ahmadinejad saying that Israel should be "wiped off the map" outraged the international community.
In April, a senior Iranian army commander said Iran will respond to any military attack from Israel by "eliminating" it, in comments condemned by Washington.
The United States, which severed ties with Iran shortly after its 1979 Islamic revolution, is leading efforts to isolate Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.
Some analysts have speculated that Israel might attack Iran to stop its nuclear activities, which the West fears are a front for weapons development. Iran, which does not recognize Israel, insists it wants nuclear technology only for electricity.
Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, says it has developed ballistic missiles able to hit Israel and US bases in the region.
Washington says it wants a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear dispute but has not ruled out military action if that fails. Tehran insists it will not bow to Western pressure.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Guess he's counting on Obama winning
The Obomination wants to talk to him.
He wants a dialog.
I'm sure that's preferable. I hope they can reach a diplomatic resolution before some tragic accident happens and destroys Iran's nuclear program and kills a lot of people. I'm waiting for Bush to make the above statement. I won't even criticize him for saying nucular.
Hollow threat. It's not like they are enriching uranium or anything. /s
Obama will drink coffee with this guy in a boat while enjoying the sink of Israel...
Why Jews are still voting Obama is just puzzling to me. They’re really digging their own graveyard. There will be NO ONE to blame except themselves after Israel is wiped off of the map.
Didn’t Obama say that Iran was “tiny”, and we don’t have anything to worry about. God help us if he gets elected.
Than cue, Jimmah Cahtah.
Stand by to make the acquaintance of some friends will hopefully be FLYING to meet you soon!!
And his sanguine cousin --
Have a nice day!!
(Teheran forecast 10,000 degrees in the shade!)
I fear if we elect uninformed liberal appeasers like Obama, this madman’s statements will be closer to realization.
The anniversary of Tienanmen Square must be coming up very soon: I recall seeing that on the same newscast as the death of Khomeini many years ago...
Nineteenth anniversary and death? Doesn’t Louis Farrakhan have some sort of fixation on nineteen too IIRC?
Unless we just mothballed all our Ohio class subs and a few other systems,this guy has a real problem.
All of Iran will be turned into a burnt scar on the face of the planet before that occurs. >B-(
Israel will NOT be wiped off the map. God will defend her. The grave Nutjob plans for her (and us) will be used on himself.
Yup. This fool thinks he can wipe us out and not get his ass spanked when our subs pop up. Someone over there should get his hand off the trigger. He make shoot Iran in the foot.
“Ohio class subs”