German lawmakers unanimously reject Iranian president's remarks

German BundestagNCRI - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks about Israel.were rejected by all German political parties represented in the Bundestag in a joint statement issued on Friday.

The German deputies condemned mullahs’ president’s comments on the Holocaust and  Israel’s relocation as "totally unacceptable" and "incompatible with the norms of the international community and the history of the 20th and 21st century."


US commander accuses Iran of meddling in Iraq

General George CaseyNCRI - US top commander in Baghdad accused Iran of meddling in Iraq's elections.

Speaking to reporters via video-link from Baghdad on Friday, General George Casey, who commands US forces in Iraq, said: "I don't have hard, smoking gun-type evidence, but the intelligence we have tells us they invested heavily in political parties supportive of Iran in the south."


EU chief: Iran deserves a better president

European Commission President Jose Manuel BarrosoAssociated Press, STRASBOURG, France _ Iran does not have the leadership it deserves, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Wednesday, hours after Iran's president called the Holocaust a "myth" engineered by Europe to create a land for the Jews.

"This shows the nature of the regime. With the great respect I have for that country, that people, the great history of that country, I say they do not have the president, or the regime, they deserve," Barroso, in unusually strong comments, told reporters.

"Those statements are completely unacceptable, and it is really shocking that a head of state that has a seat in the United Nations can say such a thing," Barroso added on the sidelines of a European Parliament meeting. "It calls our attention to the real danger of that regime having an atomic bomb."


Iran: Exclude mullahs' soccer team from World Cup - German MEP

ImageNCRI - Following Ahamadinejad's revolting remarks yesterday, EU leaders and foreign ministers were expected to formally denounce the statements at a two-day EU summit that begins today. Jonathan Allen, a spokesman for Britain, which holds the current EU presidency, said EU foreign ministers may discuss Ahmadinejad's comments over dinner Thursday.

"We are outraged. We condemn it, we think its absolutely unacceptable," EU spokeswoman Cristina Gallach said.


Bush calls Iran regime a "real threat"

President George BushNCRI - President George Bush on Wednesday called mullahs’ regime "a real threat" and urged Tehran to prove it does not seek nuclear weapons.

He said: "I called it (Iran) part of the 'axis of evil' for a reason," Bush said in an interview with Fox News. "It's a real threat."

In the meantime Khaled Meshaal, political chief of a Palestinian group, Hamas, said in Tehran on Thursday that it would step up attacks against Israel if that country took military action against Iran.


Politics & Policies: Ahmadinejad's antics

Alireza Jafarzadeh, president of Strategic Policy Consulting, and a former Washington spokesman for Iran's parliament in exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.By CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI International Editor

WASHINGTON - Should the world take Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seriously? No, I mean seriously!

Consider his recent antics: First, Ahmadinejad declared to a group of students in Tehran in October that "Israel should be wiped off the map." Israel certainly takes him seriously.

If that first statement were not bad enough, and even before the dust from that storm he created had time to settle, the Iranian president suggested Israel be moved to Europe -- somewhere between Germany and Austria. Now the European Union is taking him seriously.


Travel restrictions on Ahmadinejad to be considered by Germany

Gernot Erler, a state secretary at the foreign ministryNCRI - Following remarks by mullahs' president Ahmadinejad denying Holocaust, German officials are considering some form of travel restrictions on him.

In an interview with German TV WDR, Gernot Erler, a state secretary at the foreign ministry, said: "We are considering whether some kind of travel restrictions could possibly be applied here."

The Iranian president told a crowd in the southeastern city of Zahedan on Wednesday that the killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis was a "myth," reiterating comments which drew international condemnation last week.


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