The reaction of the President of Iran isn’t good:
The UN Security Council has condemned the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over his call for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.
It follows similar criticism by several countries as well as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Israel, which had called for the UN session, welcomed the move.
President Ahmadinejad however stood by his remarks, dismissing the criticism as invalid at an anti-Israel rally in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
The UN statement said: “The Security Council condemns the remarks about Israel attributed to Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic republic of Iran.”
The remarks were just as much anti-American as anti-Israel. He called for the destruction of both countries.