Speaking to Al Jazeera, deputy PM admits Ahmadinejad was misquoted, never said Israel must be wiped off the map.
Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor told Al Jazeera that Iran never vowed to “wipe off the map,” as Prime Minister Benjamin has repeatedly claimed.
Speaking to the Arab network, Meridor, who also serves as deputy PM, said Iran’s leaders “all come basically ideologically, religiously with the statement that Israel is an unnatural creature, it will not survive.” However, he added, “They didn’t say ‘we’ll wipe it out,’ but (rather) ‘it will not survive, it is a cancerous tumor, it should be removed’. They repeatedly said ‘Israel is not legitimate, it should not exist’.”
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