September 25, 2012
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made clear what he meant when he said Israel should be “wiped off” the map and touched on everything from the Holocaust to homosexuality in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
The president, speaking through a translator, also said what his country would do if attacked by Israel, and he slammed an anti-Islam film that has triggered protests in the Muslim world.
“If a group comes and occupies the United States of America, destroys homes while women and children are in those homes, incarcerate the youth of America, impose five different wars on many neighbors, and always threaten others, what would you do? What would you say? Would you help it? … Or would you help the people of the United States?” Ahmadinejad asked in response to whether Israel should be “wiped off” the face of the map, as he once said.