Tehran, Oct. 28 â€“ Iranâ€™s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired his countryâ€™s ambassadors to Britain, France, and Germany, and ordered 18 envoys to be recalled to Tehran, a government official in the Iranian capital told Iran Focus.
â€œAhmadinejad has been angered by what he sees as the envoysâ€™ meek reaction to the global condemnation of his Wednesday speech against Israel and the Westâ€, the official, who requested anonymity, said. â€œHe made the speech with the full blessing of the Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] and has his green light to stifle any dissenting voice within the governmentâ€.
UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Friday condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comment that Israel should be "wiped off the map", a move immediately welcomed by the Israeli ambassador.
"The Security Council condemns the remarks about Israel attributed to Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic republic of Iran," said a statement read by the president of the council for the month, Romanian ambassador Mihnea Motoc.
Council members expressed strong support for UN chief Kofi Annan's statement Thursday that "under the United Nations Charter, all members have undertaken to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial or political independence of any state."
NORFOLK, Va., Oct 28 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday called Iran and Syria "outlaw regimes" and said countries that support terrorism are just as guilty of murder as those who commit the violence.
"We're determined to deny radical groups the support and sanctuary of outlaw regimes. State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror," Bush said.
During the president's speech on terrorism, a heckler yelled: "Mr. President, what is terrorism? What is terrorism? Step down now." The man was escorted out and others in the audience booed the heckler.