Ahmadinejad Declares Countdown to Israel's Destruction
Threatening all supporters of Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said a "countdown" has begun that will end with the extinction of the Jewish state, Agence France Presse reported. "The countdown to this regime's [Israel's] destruction started through the hands of Hizballah's children," Ahmadinejad said, referring to members of the Lebanon-based and Iran-sponsored terrorist army, which fired over 4,000 rockets at Israeli civilians last summer. He added: "I warn the Zionist regime and its protectors." Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a "myth" and has said that Israel should be "wiped off the map." Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic continues to pursue a nuclear weapons capability in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council demands.
Source: AIPAC – 5 June, 2007