There will be a demonstration tomorrow night in Rome, in front of the Iranian Embassy, to protest against Ahmadinejad's infamous and unacceptable declarations on Israel. All political parties will participate (with the exception of the usual communists). Stefania has all the details.
The execrable regime is organizing a counter protest in front of the Italian Embassy in Teheran.
It is almost funny to see these dictators (like Assad a few days ago in response to UN Resolution 1636), every time they are caught out, organize ridiculous marches and "popular" protests with party members and professional flag-burners. Don't they realize that in this day and age nobody believes them to be spontaneous?
Iran's reaction to world condemnation is, as expected, to threaten countries and individuals:
The regime-run newspapers (owned by Khamnei) in it's byline on Tuesday once again reiterated it's support for Ahmadinejad's firebrand diatribe against Israel and threatened to confront those who have taken a stand against Ahmadinejad’s comments during the recent days.
The byline that read: "Keep these names in mind" stated that: "All Muslims, especially those who are the authorities of the Islamic regime of Iran must keep the names of these inferior creatures in mind.” Kofi Anan (Secretary General of the U.N.), the authorities of the European Union as well as the Vatican, Franco Fini (Foreign Minister of Italy), Walter Veltroni (Mayor of Rome), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saeb Erakat (Sa’ib Muhammad Salih ‘Urayqat) was the chief of the PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee, Denis Hastert (speaker of the U.S. house of representatives), Sean McCormack (National Security Council Spokesman) and various other international figures were named.
In the meantime, the first boon resulting from Ahmadinejad's repellent claptrap has arrived:
After 10-months of preparatory work, two days of discussion and an impassioned speech by Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman, the General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring January 27 - the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated - as a worldwide day to commemorate the Holocaust.
That'll teach him to keep his filthy mouth shut.
US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton made reference to Ahmadinejad's comments in his speech on Monday. "When a president or a member state can brazenly and hatefully call for a second Holocaust by suggesting that Israel, the Jewish homeland, should be wiped off the map, it is clear that not all have learned the lessons of the Holocaust and that much work remains to be done," he said.
Let's do it, then.