Skip to comments.In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"
Posted on 09/24/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated."
In remarks to reporters in New York, Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats against the life of British author Salman Rushdie.
The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted Israel could strike Iran's nuclear sites and criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's position that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Iran denies it is seeking nuclear arms and says its atomic work is peaceful and aimed at generating electricity.
"Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists," Ahmadinejad said. "We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves."
On Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad and warned him of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric in the Middle East.
Ahmadinejad did not heed the warning and, speaking to reporters through an interpreter, alluded to his previous rejection of Israel's right to exist.
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I'm sure there are a few Israeli taxi drivers that would love to take him for a scenic ride up the East Side.. with Obama next to him.
Kill these bastards while there is still time.
The problem is he is closer to that goal at this point in time than ever before. White House is the main reason for this.
"NUKE ME NOW!"
Somebody needs to update the doomsday clock to 2 minutes to midnight!
Waiting for the power structure to stabilize, before organizing for the attack.
If this guy doesn’t leave New York with a mysterious, terminal illness were doing something wrong.
Has anyone dutifully apologized yet?
Lets test it out!
Would somebody please explain to me what the U.N. is good for, again?
I keep forgetting.
Best. Advice. Ever.
We have Islamic taxi drivers now. They are in full regalia and will pass up my husband when I walk him to a taxi stand with my dog. They think the dog is going for a ride.
I always look for black drivers now: Haitians, Jamaicans - good people.
God, they should nuke him with Irish Spring. Does this guy ever take a bath?
"I'M A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE WHY I SHOULDN'T HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS!"
Reuter’s are morons. That’s not a peace sign. That’s a V for victory.
Operation 10th Plague. You called it Dinner Jacket.
The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president’s comments as “disgusting, offensive and outrageous.”
Did Johnny Cochran write this?
The administration had the same response to the video. So a 15 minute video is the same as a pledge to kill millions of Jews.
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