AFP - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday called Israel a "dirty microbe" and "savage animal", as Iran stepped up its rhetoric against the Jewish state after the murder of a top Hezbollah commander.
RLCC: Who did the translation? What is Iran saying he really meant? He has been badly misquoted before by those who then refused to alter the mistranslation. It was used as propaganda over and over and over. This could be the same thing. Ahmadinejad didn't call for Israel to be wiped off the map but rather to disappear ideologically (that is to say that false Zionism needs to disappear). We agree. We are against all violent and coercive means to accomplish that however.
from on February 20, 2008, 5:57am