A joint statement by the E.U. leaders noted that "Calls for violence, and for the destruction of any state, are manifestly inconsistent with any claim to be a mature and responsible member of the international community." Blair then personally went further: "To anyone in Europe, knowing our history, when we hear statements like that made about Israel it makes us feels very angry, it's just completely wrong. ... Ask yourself: A state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon?"And how did Iran respond?
Iranian leader rebuts critics over Israel remarks
Thousands of Iranians stage anti-Israel demonstrations
Friday, October 28, 2005; Posted: 4:26 p.m. EDT (20:26 GMT)
Iranians at anti-Israel rally in TehranAlso...
(CNN) -- Thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests across the country Friday and repeated calls by their ultraconservative president demanding the Jewish state's destruction.
Iran Purges 40 Ambassadors in Shake-Up
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
TEHRAN, Iran -Remember when Rodney King asked why can't we all just get along? Because....
Iran's hard-line government said Wednesday it was removing 40 ambassadors and senior diplomats, including supporters of warmer ties with the West, from their posts in a shake-up that comes as the Islamic republic takes a more confrontational international stance.