Spanish FM slams Ahmadinejad

France: Iran's ME interest can't be used to deny Jewish state's right to exist.

By
June 4, 2007 15:26
jpost services and tools

jp.services1. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Spain will summon Iran's ambassador to condemn the Iranian president's latest verbal attack on Israel, officials said Monday. On Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the world would witness the destruction of Israel soon, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos called Ahmadinejad's comments "unacceptable." "These words need a strong response," he told Spanish national radio.

  • Ahmadinejad: Israel's destruction close Moratinos will summon Iran's ambassador in the coming days, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said. France's foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, echoed Moratino's criticism of Ahmadinejad, saying that his words on Sunday were not in line with Teheran's efforts to play a central role in the Middle East. "[Iran's] vocation in both the Israel-Palestinian conflict and in relations between Israel and Lebanon cannot be used as a catalyst for doubt in Israel's right to exist," said Kouchner Ahmadinejad said last summer's war between Israel and Hizbullah showed for the first time that the "hegemony of the occupier regime [Israel] had collapsed, and the Lebanese nation pushed the button to begin counting the days until the destruction of the Zionist regime," according to IRNA. Israel responded Sunday by asking the international community for a condemnation of Ahmadinejad's comments.

    Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

  • Related Content

    Bushehr nuclear Iranian
    August 5, 2014
    Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations

    By YONAH JEREMY BOB