Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN Speech By Golnaz Esfandiari President Ahmadinejad during his September address to the UN General Assembly epa Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad's comments have been published on an Iranian website, baztab.com. Prague, 29 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- According the report by baztab.com, President Ahmadinejad made the comments in a meeting with one of Iran's leading clerics, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli. Ahmadinejad said that someone present at the UN told him that a light surrounded him while he was delivering his speech to the General Assembly. The Iranian president added that he also sensed it. "He said when you began with the words 'in the name of God,' I saw that you became surrounded by a light until the end [of the speech]," Ahmadinejad appears to say in the video. "I felt it myself, too. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there, and for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink."
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians on Sunday accused western countries of exploiting their president’s bellicose remarks about Israel to turn up the heat on Tehran over its disputed atomic program. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remark on Wednesday that Israel should be “wiped off the map” sparked international condemnation, including a rebuke from the U.N. Security Council. But the uproar has caused confusion in Iran, where such rhetoric has been commonplace since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Anti-Israeli diatribes are painted as murals along most highways and are heard regularly at Friday prayers. Iranians say Israel spat is really about nukes President's rhetoric no different than what most hear, see in everyday life
War of words in the Mideast Oct. 30: Comments by Iran's president urging the destruction of Israel have sent shockwaves through the international community and raised the stakes in a diplomatic battle over Iran's controversial nuclear program.
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described the Holocaust as "a myth" and suggested that Israel be moved to Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska. The United States, Israel and the European Commission -- along with individual European countries -- have condemned the remark. Ahmadinejad sparked widespread international condemnation in October when he called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Last week, he also expressed doubt about the killing by the Nazis of six million Jews during World War II, but Wednesday was the first occasion when he said in public that the Holocaust was a myth. "They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to thousands of people in the Iranian city of Zahedan, according to a report on Wednesday from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
Iran's conservative president has said that Israel should be moved to Europe. "If European countries claim that they have killed Jews in World War II... why don't they provide the Zionist regime with a piece of Europe," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iranian television. "Germany and Austria can provide the... regime with two or three provinces for this regime to establish itself, and the issue will be resolved." The president's remarks were quickly condemned by Israel and the US. "This is not the first time, unfortunately, that the Iranian president has expressed the most outrageous ideas concerning Jews and Israel," Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.
Russia-Iran nuclear deal signed The signing had been delayed several times Russia and Iran have signed an agreement for Moscow to supply fuel to Iran's new nuclear reactor in Bushehr
CIA Warns of Russia, China, Iran Dave Eberhart, NewsMax.com Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 Even the unclassified and sanitized version of the latest report from the director of Central Intelligence to Congress paints a grim picture of a cash-strapped Russia selling dual-use technology to an increasingly dangerous Iran, China's threat, and a growing danger of terrorists using chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials. The report, required under the Intelligence Authorization Act, spells out, among other things, the particulars of the acquisition by foreign entities of "dual use" materials and technologies (peaceful but also handy for the building of weapons of mass destruction) during the period from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2001. China's Danger China was not far behind Russia in garnering concerns about its non-proliferation policies – as they operate practically. In October 1997, China gave the United States assurances regarding its nuclear cooperation with Iran. China agreed to end cooperation with Iran on supplying a uranium conversion facility (UCF) and to undertake no new cooperation with Iran after completion of two existing projects.
However, despite this window dressing, the report noted, "We are concerned that some interactions between Chinese and Iranian entities may run counter to Beijing’s bilateral commitments to the United States." The report also pointed to the fact that Chinese firms are supplying dual-use CW- related production equipment and technology to the ubiquitous Iran. Iran Is Busy In addition to Russia and China, Iran earned the most notable low marks. "Iran is vigorously pursuing programs to produce indigenous WMD - nuclear, chemical, and biological - and their delivery systems as well as advanced conventional weapons (ACW). During the reporting period, Iran focused particularly on entities in Russia, China, North Korea, and Europe." The report added the telling conclusion of the intelligence community that "despite Iran’s status in the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the United States is convinced Tehran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program." Iran is a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Nevertheless, the report noted, during the reporting period it continued to seek chemicals, production technology, training, and expertise from entities in Russia and China that could further efforts at achieving an indigenous capability to produce nerve agents.
Ezekiel 38 1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 4And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 6Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
7Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
We have a list of nations to identify Gog Mago Rosh Meshech Tubal Put Gomer Beth- togarmah Persia Cush
It is prophecied that these nations will launch a major attack on Israel at the end of this age. The next verse gives us the time frame:
8After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
It comes after Israel has been regathered in Palestine as a nation, and became established
9Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. 10Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, 12To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
These nations will be allied together, and one or more of them will launch an attack upon Israel
Let’s identify them Gog Magog A title for a prince or czar Russia
The Greeks called the Magogites “Scythians”, sometimes translated as “Aryans” Historically they were bloodthirsty, fierce, barbarians
In the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum are Scythian artifacts, found throughout modern Russia
In Genesis 10, Magog was a son of Japheth, and a grandson of Noah. He had three brothers- Meshech, Tubal and Gomer
Both Voltaire, the French humanist, and Josephus, the Jewish historian during the time of the Roman Empire, studied this family tree
It’s interesting that they wrote at different points in history. Josephus wrote before the rise of modern Europe, and Voltaire wrote before Russia was a major world power
They concluded that Gomer Spain and Gaul (later France and Germany)
And the others were Rosh Meshech Here comes our modern word Russia Genesius says that this came from the word Moschi, a barbarous people who founded Moscow
The other allies Persia Cush Put Beth-Togarmah Iran Sudan (present genocidal conflict in Darfur) Libya, Tunisia, Algeria Turkey and Central Asia between Russian and Israel
Gomer’s son Ashkenazi Settled in what is modern Germany
13Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
Apparently there will be nations- including the ‘young lions’- who try to mediate the dispute before it begins
14Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? 15And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? 18And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
There will be Earthquake activity that takes place
21And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
Some of these allies against Israel, may also be fighting against each other
22And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 39 1Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
2And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. 6And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.