Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad laid bare the "true views and intentions" of his government when he said that Israel should be annihilated, the Bush administration said yesterday. The remarks serve "serve to underscore our concern as well as the international community's concern about Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.
At a conference of students in Iran, Ahmadinejad declared that Israel is a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the map."
McClellan and McCormack both said the speech reconfirms what the administration has been saying about Iran, reported AP.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said