Monday, November 07, 2005

Hundreds Protest in Iranian Leader's Remarks

The Associated Press,
As many as 1,800 demonstrators rallied outside a federal building to protest a statement by Iran's president that Israel should be "wiped off the map," police said. READ MORE

There were no reports of arrests at the rally Sunday, said police Lt. Roger Deranian.

The protest was organized by, which describes itself as "a pro-Israel advocacy organization." A message left with the group's director was not immediately returned.

In October, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel's destruction while speaking to an international congress to express solidarity with the people of Palestine.

He has since defended the remarks, which drew international criticism and prompted U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to cancel a trip to Iran.
Many of the Los Angeles based Iranian opposition groups including satillite broadcasters participated.