Israel will be annihilated in one storm, says Iran leader
"Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation," he said. "The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."
In light of Iran’s recent claims over enriched uranium I think that’s a pretty significant statement, and most news outlets
agree. Not the BBC though. For some reason, they’ve hidden Ahmadinejad’s comments in the sixteenth paragraph of this article
on Russia’s decision to give aid to Hamas.
I also notice that the BBC still hasn't reported
on the case of the Iranian girl Nazanin
who faces the death sentence for stabbing to death one of three men attempting to rape her and her niece:
Campaigns to prevent the execution of multiple-murdering gangsters in the US get the full weight of BBC publicity
. Why is the Corporation so coy about news from Iran? Has it got anything to do with last month's report
that the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Foundation claims to have signed a “huge agreement” with Britain’s state broadcaster? Or is it just plain old BBC bias? Maybe it’s both.
[And there's nothing from the BBC on the country that the UN Commission on Disarmament has elected to be its latest deputy representative - Iran
(via Gateway Pundit
). It's hard to spin news that warped.]Update 5.30pm
. The BBC has at least reported Israel’s response to Ahmadinejad’s latest outburst. However, check out the headline
:Israel rails against Iran threats
? From the Concise OED: “rail - complain using abusive language; rant.
” Ahmadinejad threatens to wipe out Israel, but it's Israel's response that the BBC chooses to portray as an over-the-top rant. Unbelievable.Update 6.20pm.
That was quick: