"All we are saying, is give peace a chance ..."
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed international condemnation of his call for Israel to be "wiped off the map", saying his controversial remarks were "right and just."
The official IRNA news agency quoted Mr. Ahmadinejad Friday as saying international scorn had no validity. He said his words express the views of the Iranian people.
Tens of thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests across the country today, trampling on Israeli and American flags and chanting "death to Israel."
The latest events came amid Israeli calls for Iran's expulsion from the United Nations. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday the rights of all states in the Middle East to live in peace will top the agenda of his upcoming visit to Iran.
We need to understand the Iranians and how our imperialism has led them to have these feelings. It is, after all, our fault. They are obviously our moral superior and deserving of a seat on the UN. Yes, the US and Israel could learn a lot from Iran. We should be ashamed of ourselves.