US urges UN to charge Ahmadinejad

In a 411-2 vote, House of Representatives seeks to invoke genocide conventions.

Ahmadinejad slick 298 88 (photo credit: AP [file])
Ahmadinejad slick 298 88
(photo credit: AP [file])
The US House of Representatives urged the UN Security Council Wednesday to charge Iran's president under genocide conventions. The non-binding resolution, initiated by Reps. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) and Steve Rothman (D-New Jersey), passed by 411-2. It cites an October 27 speech in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allegedly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) attempted to have read into the record alternate translations of Ahmadinejad's remarks that suggest the Iranian leader was calling Israel to come to an end through democratic means, and not through violence.
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