Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hands with anti-Zionism Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, of Monsey, N.Y., at the start of his meeting with participants of a conference on the Holocaust, in Tehran, Iran , Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. Participants at a conference questioning whether the Holocaust took place praised Iran’s hard-line president on Tuesday, saying the gathering gives them the chance to air theories casting doubt on the Nazi genocide that are banned in parts of Europe. Ahmadinejad initiated the two-day gathering, which began on Monday, in an attempt to bolster his image as a leader standing up to Israel , Europe and the United States _ an image he has used to whip up support at home and abroad.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told delegates at an international conference questioning the Holocaust that Israel’s days were numbered.
Ahmadinejad, who has sparked international outcry by referring to the killing of six million Jews in World War Two as a “myth” and calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map”, launched another verbal attack on the Jewish state.
“Thanks to people’s wishes and God’s will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want,” he said.
“Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out,” he added.
His words received warm applause from delegates at the Holocaust conference, who included ultra-Orthodox anti-Israel Jews and European and American writers who argue the Holocaust was either fabricated or exaggerated.
President Ahmadinejad is pushing the nuclear clock a minute closer to Armageddon with this reiteration of previous statements about wiping out Israel.
Why do you think Israeli Prime Minister Olmert sabre rattled with his statement that Israel possesses nuclear weapons?
Iranian men look at pictures at a sideline exhibition at the conference aimed at breaking taboos on the Holocaust in Tehran, 11 December 2006. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted Israel would suffer the same fate as the USSR, as Iran faced a barrage of condemnation for hosting a conference casting doubt on the Holocaust.
The Vatican called the Holocaust an “immense tragedy” which had to remain forever a warning for all people to respect the rights of others.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Tehran meeting “shows the danger of the situation Israel is in and in particular the threat that Israel lives under.”
She was speaking after meeting Ehud Olmert, who was on his first visit to Germany as Israeli Prime Minister.
Germany has made it a priority to support Israel since the Holocaust under the Nazis and the end of World War Two in 1945.
EU Commissioner Franco Frattini expressed “shock and indignation”, adding: “Anti-Semitism has no place in Europe; nor should it in any other part of the world.”
Will this Holocaust Conference FLAP help the United Nations Security Council vote sanctions against Iran because of their uranium enrichment program?
No, Russia and China will NEVER vote for meaningful sanctions against Iran……
And in the meantime, Russia will be shipping nuclear fuel to Iran in March 2007.
Russia in March will start delivering nuclear fuel for the plant it is building in Iran, the head of a state company in charge of the project said Monday, according to Russian news reports.
Atomstroexport’s head Sergei Shmatko said during a trip to Tehran that he and Iranian officials had discussed financial problems related to the completion of the nuclear plant in Iran’s southern port of Bushehr, the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies reported.
Shmatko said his company would start preparations in January for nuclear fuel deliveries to Bushehr, and begin actual shipments in March, six months ahead of the physical launch of the Bushehr nuclear reactor.
Bushehr will make a FINE bombing target for the IDF Air force.
The clock is ticking for the nuclear “POINT OF NO RETURN.”
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.