Iran Focus: London, Apr. 25 Britain said on Tuesday that the international community had to take very seriously threats by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
London, Apr. 25 Britain said on Tuesday that the international community had to take very seriously threats by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Asked by reporters for a reaction to comments by Ahmadinejad concerning Israel, British Prime Minister Tony Blairs spokesman said, Everyone should read the Iranian president’s comments because they underlined, once again, the reasons why we had to take the situation very seriously.
These were not casual remarks made by somebody without power. These were remarks, repeatedly made by the Iranian president which were, in terms of the Holocaust, not only offensive and factually inaccurate but also were threatening to Israel.
Such comments, he said, added to why the international community had to take Irans nuclear case very seriously.
Ahmadinejad said on Monday that Jews living in Israel should go back to Europe.
Let them return to their own lands, Ahmadinejad told foreign and domestic reporters at a press conference in Tehran.
The radical hard-liner shocked the international community previously when he called for Israel to be wiped off the map and described the Holocaust as a myth.