Neither Martin nor Harper nor likely Brown know what is happening aside from what they were/are told. To continue to repeat the famous misquotation of Iran's president is disingenuous to an extreme. Rational people can understand what Mr. Ahmadinejad was saying with his map comment. That is why the mistranslation is so often espoused.
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from the article: President Peres: Iran ‘greatest danger’ for Israel