Saturday, June 27, 2009

Timeline of Statements by Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders (2000-2008)

The UN's silence and inaction regarding these blatant genocidal threats is deplorable. 
Timeline of Statements by Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders (2000-2008)
Date Person Statement and Actions
Dec. 15, 2000 Khamane'i Iran's position, first expressed by the imam, and stated several times by those responsible, is that the cancerous tumor called Israel must be uprooted from the region
Jan. 15, 2001 Khamane'i "the perpetual subject of Iran is the elimination of Israel from the region" translated by journalist Kasra Naji: "mission of IRI is to erase Israel from the map of the region."
Dec. 14, 2001 Rafsanjani "If one day … the Islamic world will be equipped with weapons available to Israel now … the employment of even one atomic bomb inside Israel will wipe it off the face of the earth but would only do damage to the Islamic world."
Sept. 22, 2003 Banner on Shihab 3 missile (photo) "Israel must be uprooted and wiped from history."
Oct. 2005 Iranian regime Iranian publishers display English edition of Protocols of Zion at a Frankfurt book fair
Apr. 2005 Ayatollah Nouri-Hamedani "One should fight the Jews and vanquish them so that the conditions for the advent of the Hidden Imam will be met."
Oct. 26, 2005 Ahmadinejad "Our dear Imam [Khomeini] ordered that this Jerusalem occupying regime must be erased from the page of time. This was a very wise statement." "Soon this stain of disgrace will be cleaned from the garment of the world of Islam, and this is attainable."
Oct. 27, 2005 Ahmadinejad "Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury." Any Islamic leader "who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world."
Oct. 30, 2005 Hossein Shariatmadari "We will be satisfied with nothing less than the complete obliteration of the Zionist regime from the political map of the world."
Apr. 14, 2006 Ahmadinejad "Israel heading towards annihilation." "a dried, rotten tree that will collapse with a single storm."
June 9, 2006 Mohammad Ali Ramin "Among the Jews, there have always been those who killed God's prophets. ... it was said that they were the source for such deadly diseases as the plague and typhus. This is because the Jews are very filthy people. For a time, people also said that they poisoned water wells belonging to the Christians and thus killed them."
Oct. 22, 2006 Resalat (Tehran) "Great war is ahead of us, perhaps tomorrow, or in a few months, or even a few years. The nation of Muslims must prepare for the great war, so as to completely wipe out the Zionist dream, and remove this cancerous growth."
Nov. 2006 Banner on bus at military rally "Israel should be wiped off the face of the world!"
Dec. 2006 Ahmadinejad "the Zionist regime will be wiped out, and humanity will be liberated" — freed, that is, from the "acquisitive and invasive" minority.
Sept. 2007 Ahmadinejad "brutal Zionists" "Zionist regime" "Palestine and Iraq will be liberated from the domination of the occupiers, and the people of America and Europe will be free of the pressure exerted by the Zionists."
Oct. 4, 2007 Shariatmadari "Death to America and death to Israel are not only words written on paper, but … a symbolic approach that reflects the desire of all the Muslim nations."
Feb. 5, 2008 Ahmadinejad "A people falsified, invented. [Israel] will not last, they must leave the territory."
Feb. 12, 2008 Ahmad Jannati "[We have] bigger crowds, slogans more enthusiastic, 'Islamic Republic of Iran' regime getting better and better." "The blind enemies should see that the wish of these people is the death and destruction of America and Israel."
Feb. 18, 2008 Mohammad Ali Jaafari "In the near future, we will witness the destruction of the cancerous microbe Israel by the strong and capable hands of … Hezbollah."
Feb. 18, 2008 Manoucher Mottaki "even after 60 years, the Zionist regime has neither gained any legitimacy nor played any role in this region."
Feb. 23, 2008 Yahya Rahim Safavi "with God's help, the time has come for the Zionist's regime death sentence. … the death of this unclean regime will arrive soon following the revolt of the Muslims."
Feb. 23, 2008 Haddad Adel "The countdown has begun for the destruction of the Zionist regime."
Feb. 20, 2008 Ahmadinejad "they [the global powers] have created a black and filthy microbe called the Zionist regime."
Mar. 14, 2008 Ahmadinejad "the Zionist regime is on its way out [destructible]."
Apr. 17, 2008 Ahmadinejad "The region and the world are prepared for great changes and for being cleansed of Satanic enemies" [referring to the Great Satan (USA) and Little Satan (Israel)]
May 13, 2008 Ahmadinejad "global arrogance established the Zionist regime." "[which is] a stinking corpse"
May 13, 2008 Mohammad-Reza Khabbaz, member of the central committee of National Trust reformist party "Creation of Israel only served the purpose of creating a cancerous tumor in the body of Islamic society."
June 13, 2008 Ahmadinejad "terrorist and criminal state … backed by foreign powers … regime to be swept away by Palestinians."
June 14, 2008 Ahmadinejad "Israel's days are numbered … peoples of region know there is the narrowest opportunity to annihilate this false regime."
July 2, 2008 Ahmadinejad "Thanks to God, your wish will soon be realized, and this germ of corruption will be wiped off the face of the world."
July 24, 2008 Esfandiar Rahim Masha'i "Israel is a cancerous tumor." "Israel will soon disappear."
Sept. 23, 2008 Ahmadinejad "The Zionists are the eternal enemy of 'the dignity, integrity, and rights of the American and European people." "Although they are few in number, the Zionists have been dominating an important portion of the financial and monetary centers as well as the political decision-making centers of some European countries and the United States in a deceitful, complex and furtive manner." "Even some presidential or premier nominees in some big countries have to visit these people, take part in their gatherings, swear allegiance and commitment to their interests in order to attain financial or media support." Even "the great people of America and various nations of Europe" are caught in the clutches of Jewish power. They "need to obey the demands and wishes of a small number of acquisitive and invasive people. These nations are spending their dignity and resources on the crimes and occupations and the threats of the Zionist network against their will." "Today … the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse. There is no way for it to get out of the cesspool created by itself and its supporters."
Sept. 25, 2008 Ahmadinejad "Zionism … is the root cause of insecurity and wars. … What commitment forces the U.S. government to victimize itself in support of a regime that is basically a criminal one?"
Nov. 26, 2008 Ahmadinejad "Iran will support Hamas until the destruction of Israel."
Dec. 25, 2008 Ahmadinejad "If Christ was on Earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists, and bullies the world over." [Iran hangs nine individuals before 12/24/08 bringing the yearly total to 244.]
Dec. 30, 2008 Ahmadinejad "the real Holocaust is now taking place in Gaza Strip and Palestine."

Source: Genocide Prevention Now World Situation Room of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem, and Genocide Prevention Program of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Published with the permission of Genocide Prevention Now website. An expanded version of this paper and timeline will be posted on the Genocide Prevention Now website.

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