Saturday, January 21, 2006

Syria's Assad: Israel killed Arafat

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid a visit to Damascus Thursday to visit his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad. Ahmadinejad is the man who said "Israel should be wiped off the map."

Undoubtedly greatly influenced by his pow-wow with Mahmoud, Assad on Saturday told an audience of Arab lawyers who thought they were going to hear a speech on democratic reform that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was the victim on an Israeli "methodical and organized" killing, according to the British Sunday Telegraph .

More from the Telegraph:

Mr Assad, who himself is suspected of ordering the killing of the Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, said: "Of the many assassinations that Israel carried out in a methodical and organized way, the most dangerous thing that Israel did was the assassination of President Yasser Arafat."

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