Global Research Editor’s Note
The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged “Wiped Off the Map” statement by Iran’s (former) president was never made.
In the light of recent US threats directed against Iran, we are reposting this important article.
Iran does not constitute a threat to Israel.
The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran’s head of state and providing a justification for waging an all out war on Iran.
Iran is blamed for refusing to abide by the “reasonable demands” of “the international community”.
In recent developments, Iran is persistently described as threatening the security of Israel. And Israel is described as instrumental in determining US foreign policy.
Realities are twisted and turned upside down. Iran is being accused of wanting to start a war.
The threat to global security comes from the US-NATO-Israel military alliance, which is now threatening Iran. The use of tactical nuclear weapons against Iran on a preemptive basis is contemplated.
If Iran is attacked, we are potentially in a World War III scenario.
It is essential to dispel the fabrications of the Western media.
Iran does not constitute a threat to Global Security.
Iran does not possess a nuclear weapons program. Iran does not constitute a threat to Israel.
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 25 September 2010, 24 May 2019, September 4, 2019
Wiped off The Map: The Rumor of the Century
by Arash Norouzi
Global Research, January 20, 2007
Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran’s President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, “Israel must be wiped off the map”. Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove.
On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at the Ministry of Interior conference hall in Tehran, newly elected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at a program,