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."