Monday, February 13, 2006

Here we go again.

Never let it be said that Iranian President Ahmadinjad is not consistent. The Bangkok Post is reporting this:
Tehran (dpa) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Palestinians and "other nations" will eventually remove Israel from the region.

Addressing a mass demonstration in Tehran - one of many organized throughout Iran to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamic revolution - he once again questioned the Holocaust "fairy tale".

"We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them," Ahmadinejad said in a ceremony marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

"Do the removal of Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations," the ultra-conservative president said. He once again called the Holocaust a "fairy tale" and said Europeans have become hostages of "Zionists" in Israel.

He also accused Europeans for not allowing "neutral scholars" to investigate in Europe and make a scientific report on "the truth about the fairy tale of Holocaust."

"How comes that insulting the prophet of Muslims worldwide is justified within the framework of press freedom, but investigating about the fairy tale Holocaust is not?" Ahmadinejad said.

"The real Holocaust is what is happening in Palestine where the Zionists avail themselves of the fairy tale of Holocaust as blackmail and justification for killing children and women and making innocent people homeless," Ahmadinejad said.

The president said that the results of the parliamentary elections in Palestine and the victory of the Hamas group "clearly showed what the people really want."

Since this is the Iranian President’s sentiments; it really is not surprising to learn that the Globe and Mail is reporting that the Iranian government has broken off talks with the Russians:
Tehran — Iran's negotiations with Russia over its plan to enrich Iranium uranium on its soil have been indefinitely postponed, the country's presidential spokesman Gholamhossein Elham said Monday.

The talks, which were to have resumed Thursday, have been postponed and will reconvene at a time of “mutual agreement,” Mr. Elham told reporters. Mr. Elham said the negotiations had been postponed because of the “new situation,” a reference to the International Atomic Energy Agency's decision earlier this month to report Iran's nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council.

I have to hand it to the Iranian government as they certainly know just how to play the game to tie the world into knots.

(tipped off via Iris Blog)

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