Ahmadinejad Says Israel “Map” Remark Refers to “Occupation”

HeadlineSep 26, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is among the world leaders set to address the General Assembly today. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan ahead of his speech, Ahmadinejad was asked about the oft-reported claim that he has called for “wiping Israel off the map.”

Piers Morgan: “Should Israel be wiped off the face of the map? Is that your desire?”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “When we say 'to be wiped,' we say for occupation to be wiped off from this world, for war seeking to be wiped off and eradicated, the killing of women and children to be eradicated. And we propose the way. We propose the path. The path is to recognize the right of the Palestinians to self-governance.”

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