The statement the other day by the president of Iran to wipe Israel off of the face of the earth is causing quite a stir. Europe as a whole has condemned the statement. However, Iran is probably not concerned about most of Europe. They may meet talk and talk and talk and talk, then write and write and write, then break open bottles of champagne and congratulate themselves for upholding world peace. Of course, Iran and their fellow travelers ignore the Europeans and carry on and in the end world peace is not served well at all (if anything it is served up to the wolf that is Iran).
However, this ITN story reports words that have gravitas:
The move comes after the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".
The Prime Minister expressed anger and "revulsion" over the comments and said that the president's behaviour was "totally unacceptable".
He added: "There has been a long time in which I have been answering questions on Iran with everyone saying to me 'Tell us you are not going to do anything about Iran'.
"If they carry on like this the question people are going to be asking us is 'When are you going to do something about this?'.
"Can you imagine a state like that with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon?" [emphasis added]
Lets hope for the sake of all involved Iran can change its attitude without have to take stern measures. However, the fact there are nations in the world willing to take such stern measures means their words carry weight.