Ex-Spanish PM: Khamenei Told Me ´Israel Must Burn´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/17/12)
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Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said Thursday that
Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei personally told him in
2000 that Israel must be physically annihilated.
"In a private discussion we held in Tehran in October of 2000, Ali
Khamenei told me that Israel must be burned to the ground and made to
disappear from the face of the Earth," Aznar told the audience,
according to a report in Israel Hayom.
Aznar spoke at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).
Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Dore Gold, the
head of JCPA, asked Aznar if Khamenei was "referring to a gradual
historical process involving the collapse of the Zionist state, or
rather its physical-military termination?"
Aznar answered, "He meant physical termination through military
force." In their conversation, the Spanish diplomat added, Khamenei
described Israel as "an historical cancer, an anomaly," and said that
he was "working toward Iran defeating the United States and Israel in
an inevitable war against them."
Israel Hayom added that Aznar also met with Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu on Wednesday and discussed the matter with him.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/17/12)
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