"Ahmadinejad: Zionists are infidel"
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the Zionists are not Jews but infidel.In our next exhibit, Ahmadinejad jumps into the damage-control game concerning the unfortunate expression of non-hatred that Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei blundered into a pretty good while ago now:
President Ahmadinejad made the remark in a press conference in presence of domestic and foreign reporters in Tehran.
"Our stands on the Zionist regime is very clear. The Iranian nation has never recognized the Zionist regime," he said.
The Zionist regime is the main cause of all corruptions and crimes in the region, he said.
The Zionist regime is 'fabricated and illegal', he said adding that it has been created to threaten, pressurize and target nations in the region.
Nations in the region have never recognized the regime and will not do so in the future, he said.
A very few Zionists have gained power in the world and act in a way as if they have the final say and others back their decisions, said President Ahmadinejad.
"Ahmadinejad: Mashaei never referred to Israel as nation":
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that his deputy and head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei never referred to Israel as a nation.We also learn that "Iran does not recognize any gov't or nation for Zionist regime." More Mashaei damage-control:
President Ahmadinejad made the remark in a press conference with domestic and foreign reporters in Tehran.
The Zionists are very notorious in the eyes of the Iranian people and officials and all are very sensitive to them, he said.
The president underlined that his deputy on many occasions has delivered speeches against the Zionist regime.
President Ahmadinejad also advised the media to exercise vigilance and act cautiously in choosing terms which might create serious problems in the society.
[...] President Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the Iranian nation has no problem with the world but it does not recognize anything by the name of Israeli government or nation.There you go--there is no Israeli nation so Mashaei's little gaffe could not have occurred. All it takes is a little vigilance.
Ahmadinejad added in a news conference with foreign and domestic reporters that statements made recently by Mashaei are clear and his words conform to those of the government.
"There are different tastes in using words and expressing opinions but our stance on the entire world is the same," he said. [...]
Crossposted on Soccer Dad
Update: Looking for reading matter which is more sensitive to the feelings of infidels? Check out the latest Haveil Havalim.