2 August 2006
3 June 2008
Ahmadinejad: Israel Will Disappear From Map (June 3, 2008, Associated Press): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated his call for the destruction of Israel. He first made the comments in 2005, fueling international outrage. Taking aim once again at Israel and the United States, Iranian president Ahmadinejad repeated inflammatory comments that he'd made three years ago, fueling international outrage and speculation that he was threatening the Jewish state with a nuclear weapon ... But while speaking at a ceremony honoring the late founder of Iran's Islamic Republic --- Ahmadinejad told an audience that --- quote --- "this origin of corruption will soon be wiped off of the Earth's face." Ahmadinejad also called the U-S a satanic power ... that with -- God's will -- would be annihilated. Iran cut ties with Israel and the United States in 1979 after their revolution toppled the nation's government.