All the talk seems to be about this now…
The president then said: “And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism,” according to a quote published by Iran’s state news outlet, the Islamic Republic News Agency.
The remarks by Ahmadinejad coincided with a month-long protest against Israel called “World Without Zionism” and with the approach of Jerusalem Day.
Personally, and with all due respect, I think this is a very dumb comment.
No matter what this man thinks and believes and no matter what his goals are, saying something like this, at a time like this, is one of the dumbest political moves anyone could ever make.
This will only strengthen the position of the countries that want to take the Iran file to the UN Security Council and help them seek another reason for war.
With this comment, the Iranian president has positioned Iran as a threat to Israel and the US, even though its obvious its just empty talk. But it’s a big point against Iran, that I don’t think will be passed easily.
What does he get out of this?
A standing ovation by the attendees?
Is it really worth it, when it could also mean isolating the country even more and accelerating the start of a war?
This comment puts even friendlier countries against Iran, which is something it doesn’t need right now, leaving it alone and with less support, which is very very bad.
Israel is now suggesting that Tehran should be expelled from the United Nations, and this is only the beginning. I expect we’ll be hearing a lot about this comment in the coming days and months.