Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2006 News

Iranian president, taunted the U.S. throughout the year with the pursuit of a nuclear program, in bold defiance of the Security Council's threat of sanctions. Ahmadinejad has been anti-Western and venomously anti-Israeli, announcing that Israel was a ?disgraceful blot? that should be ?wiped off the map.?

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