Earlier, mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory in apparent spillover from Syria war.12:12 13.10.15 | 4 comments
Although you may feel you're being dragged kickding & screaming, it's essential that you acknowledge the truth. That nutjob achMADinjad has repeatedly threatened Israel with destruction. The facts are well documented and refute your assertions that he hasn't threatened. Iran?s President Threatens Israel with Annihilation Iran Policy Committee 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 email@example.com www.iranpolicy.org 202-742-6517 (o); 202 333-4126 (f) Press Release Contact: Prof. Raymond Tanter For Immediate Release 202-742-6517 October 31, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org Iran?s President Threatens Israel with Annihilation The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called for the annihilation of the State of Israel. Speaking on Wednesday, 26 October 2005 to a ?World without Zionism? conference attended by some 3,000 students who chanted ?Death to Israel? and ?Death to America,? Ahmadinejad conjured up his vision of a world at war. Using a variety of negative terms to describe Israel, he grouped it and the United States as being a part of an ideological war between the ?Arrogant World Order? and ?Islamic rule,? adding that, ?Very soon, this stain of disgrace [Israel] will vanish from the center of the Islamic world?and this is attainable.? Ahmadinejad stated that, ?Our dear Imam [The late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder the Iranian Revolution] said that the occupying regime [Israel] must be wiped off the map, and this was a very wise statement.? Ahmadinejad?s behavior takes on an even more sinister cast because he repeated his threats against Israel on the day the clerical regime in Tehran calls ?Qods Day,? (Jerusalem Day). Islamists who rule Iran designated Qods Day as the last Friday in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which fell this year on 28 October 2005. Ayatollah Khomeini used Qods Day to rally the Revolutionary Guards and street militia to frenetic displays of hostility toward Israel, and the current Supreme Leader, Ali Khameini, has directed his president to revive and go beyond the earlier practice. Ahmadinejad?s threats to wipe a country as small as Israel literally off the map must raise urgent concern about Iran?s nuclear weapons progress. Consider revelations by the pro-democracy Iranian opposition, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) and its associate coalition umbrella group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), about Iran?s clandestine nuclear weapons program. The MEK/NCRI revelations, consistently corroborated over the past three years, have brought to public awareness Iran?s uranium conversion facilities at Isfahan; enrichment activities at Natanz, with thousands of centrifuges awaiting installation; heavy water facility in Arak; and deep underground tunnels to hide Iran?s nuclear program from the prying eyes of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).