Wednesday, July 09, 2008

IRIB: "Zionists doomed to annihilation"

"IRIB" stands for Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in case you were wondering. The word "annihilation" suggests violent destruction, but Israel according to Ahmadinejad here is "inherently doomed to annihilation." This is pretty typical of Iranian Press accounts of Ahmadinejad speeches--a threatening-sounding title somewhat undercut be incoherent posturing. (Note to leftists: another typical mode is more straight-forwardly threatening.)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that the Zionist regime is inherently doomed to annihilation and there is no need for Iranians to take action.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of D8 summit in Malaysia, he said the Zionists themselves are well aware of the fact that their time is over.

"They label us as aggressors but this is a big lie because the Iranian nation throughout the history never attacked any nation," he said.

The Zionists are assigned to commit crimes, threaten others and invade Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon as well as threaten Iran and Iraq, he said.

On current developments in Palestine, he said the Islamic Republic of Iran has proposed a free referendum for all Palestinians around the world but the so-called advocates of democracy have opposed it, he said.

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