France condemns Iran's president's comments

26th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 26 (AFP) - France strongly condemns a call by Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Israel to be "wiped off the map", the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

PARIS, Oct 26 (AFP) - France strongly condemns a call by Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Israel to be "wiped off the map", the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

"If these remarks were indeed made, we condemn them in the strongest terms," said foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei.

Ahmadinejad made the comments at a conference in Tehran entitled "The World Without Zionism".

His comments were the first time in years that such a high-ranking Iranian official has called for Israel's eradication, even though such slogans are still regularly used at regime rallies.

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