Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Lead Iranian News Agency continues energetic campaign to achieve acceptance of phrase "wiped off the map"

A spokesman for the Juan Cole campaign denied today a previous AP story that Cole would finally admit defeat for his campaign on behalf of the translation "vanish from the pages of time."
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Monday that the Zionist Regime of Israel faces a deadend and will under God's grace be wiped off the map.

"O dear Imam (Khomeini)! You said the Zionist Regime that is a usurper and illegitimate regime and a cancerous tumor should be wiped off the map. I should say that your illuminating remark and cause is going to come true today. The Zionist Regime has
lost its existence philosophy... the Zionist regime faces a complete deadend and under God's grace your wish will soon be materialized and the corrupt element will be wiped off the map," said President Ahmadinejad.

Addressing a ceremony on the 19th departure anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini, President Ahmadinejad said the Palestinian nation has distinguished its path and is proceeding rightly in the way.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the President termed the late Imam Khomeini as "flag bearer of monotheism" in the contemporary world and said Iranians will continue to remain loyal to his aspirations.
Cole campaign chairman Norman Chomsky told CNN the University of Michigan Professor was "absolutely not" conceding the campaign and said The Associated Press report was completely incorrect.

"The translation fight goes on until everyone learns Persian and that isn't there today and that is not at all what Professor Cole is going to talk about tonight," Chomsky said.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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