When Ahmadinejad purportedly said Israel “should be wiped off the map” there were many who argued that the Iranian leader was mistranslated. No such argument can be made regarding the latest comments by the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces.
Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Yori Yalon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Iran’s top general Hassan Firouzabadi (left) poses with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. [Archive]
Photo credit: FARS
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad purportedly said that Israel “should be wiped off the map” there were, and still are, many who argue that the Iranian leader was misquoted or mistranslated. No such argument can be made however regarding the latest comments by the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces.
According to the Iranian Fars news agency, while addressing a defense gathering in Tehran on Sunday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi stressed that the Iranian nation remains committed to the “full annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel to the end.”
According to Fars, Firouzabadi “reiterated the Iranian nation and supreme leader’s emphasis on the necessity of support for the oppressed Palestinian nation and its causes,” and noted, “The Iranian nation is standing for its cause that is the full annihilation of Israel.”