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Q: You have said that you want Israel off the map. You really cannot accept the existence of Israel?
A: We do not accept or officially recognise Israel. They are occupiers and illegitimate. But our approach is humanitarian. I ask you where is the Soviet Union now - has it been wiped out or not? It has been wiped out without a war. Let the Palestinian people chose.
But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a hard line against Israel, calling it "an invader" and saying it "cannot continue its life."
Originally posted by the_sentinal
I believe he did indeed say the phrase in question, and notice also, when quoted by the person interviewing Ahmadinejad that he has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" Ahmadinejad does not deny that he has said this, he just gives a half-baked excuse as to why he has said it.
Originally posted by Johnmike
Israel's existence isn't the most moral thing, really. Either way, it can be wiped off the map and it won't affect us. None of our business to get involved in crap like that.