Shades of Khrushchev. “Ahmadinejad calls for US leaders to be ‘buried,'” by Ali Akbar Dareini for Associated Press, September 3 (thanks to JCB):
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be “buried” in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran’s nuclear program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he went a step further using a deeply offensive insult in response to U.S. statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.
“May the undertaker bury you, your table and your body, which has soiled the world,” he said using language in Iran reserved for hated enemies….
The speech was broadcast by both state television and the official English-language Press TV, but the latter glossed over the insult in the simultaneous translation….
In Sunday’s speech, Ahmadinejad also questioned once more who was behind the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. and said they gave Washington a pretext for seeking to dominate the region and plunder its oil wealth….