Details emerge about the letter the Thug-in-Chief recently sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The official line is that the full text of the letter will not be published, which is unfortunate, as it would be useful (though not surprising) to know if Ahmadinejad invited Merkel to convert to Islam, as he did in his letter to George W. Bush earlier this year.
From Spiegel: “Merkel Rebuffs Ahmadinejad Letter”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has dismissed a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The missive contains no references to Tehran’s nuclear program or the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. But there are
“unacceptable” remarks about Israel’s and the Holocaust.
Iran’s leader had sent a 10-page letter to the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. It contains “many claims that are not acceptable to us, in particular about Israel, the state of Israel’s right to exist and the Holocaust,” government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm said on Friday in Berlin. In the past, Ahmadinejad has made comments in which he labelled the Nazi Holocaust a myth and called for the destruction of the state of Israel. “Our position on these questions is known,” Wilhelm said, noting that Merkel has repeatedly identified Israel’s right to exist as a
cornerstone of German policy and that “it is in no way acceptable to us to question it.”
Ahamdinejad’s letter says nothing about the ongoing international dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. Nor does it state the Iranian president’s position on the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Wilhelm said.
Wilhelm explained that Ahmadinejad’s letter was translated, analyzed and “carefully evaluated.” The full text of the letter will not be published. Asked whether Merkel intends to reply to the letter, Wilhelm said: “The German government does not have the intention of entering into correspondence with the Iranian
More from Reuters:
A German government official gave Reuters more details of the letter, on condition of anonymity.
“It talks about how both Germany and Iran have been victims of historical developments,” he said. “It also says ‘we have to find a solution to the Palestinian problems and Zionism’ and so on. It’s rather weird,” he added.