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Over the last several years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was repeatedly proclaimed that Israel "should be wiped off the map." This has not been empty rhetoric, or political posturing, or a figure of speech. Rather, Ahmadinejad has directly and publicly urged the annihilation of the people of Israel. What gives weight and urgency to his words is the steady accumulation of nuclear capabilities in Iran. Ahmadinejad has proclaimed Iran to be a "nuclear state," announcing that it has attained the capacity to enrich uranium to weapons grade if it chooses to do so. This paper argues that Ahmadinejad's conduct, taken in context, constitutes the crime of incitement to genocide under international law.


Iran--history--20th century

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