Israel is a “disgraceful blot” that should be “wiped off the map”
You know, Iran’s leadership is sure softing up in its view on Israeli relations …
Prudence would suggest these comments be taken seriously and a proper response be made ideally by the international community.
“I think it reconfirms what we have been saying about the regime in Iran,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters in Washington. “It underscores the concerns we have about Iran’s nuclear intentions.”
Ahmadinejad also condemned Iran’s neighbors which seek to break new ground in their relations with Israel. “Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury,” state-run television quoted him as saying.
Well, we haven’t actually seen any nuclear volleying yet, so best to let sleeping dogs lie … right?
I’m sure the threat of a strong chastising by the UN will make Iran’s leadership think twice before doing anything too radical.