Unabashed taqiyya. From Agence France-Presse:
SHUNEH, Jordan – Iran’s national security chief Ali Larijani on Friday denied Teheran was promoting the policy of wiping Israel “off the map,” blaming a deliberate distortion by the Western media.
“Let me tell you one thing about taking Israel off the map. It was a by-product of the Western media,” Larijani told participants at the World Economic Forum on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan.
“Our president never talked about this issue,” he said of comments attributed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during a WEF session on steps to avoid fresh conflict in the Middle East.
Larijani’s remarks were in response to an appeal from Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat for the Islamic republic to abandon calls for Israel to be erased from the map.
“Talk about adding Palestine to the map and not cancelling Israel,” Erakat proposed as he addressed Larijani, prompting applause from the other
Promoting “slow jihad”: First get a secure base of operation in an initial Palestinian state. Then chip away at the rest.
“All the nations on earth today talk about a two-state solution. Be involved,” Erakat said.
Larijani said the position of Iran’s firebrand leader was that “we cannot tolerate a state in which racism is practised daily,” in reference to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and its Arab citizens.
By golly, we’re not going to stand by and let those apes and pigs act up!