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October 28, 2005
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Israel formally said Iran does not merit membership in the United Nations. Addressing a Tehran conference Wednesday titled “The World Without Zionism,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, citing former Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said that “Israel must be wiped off the map of the world.” “No member state that calls for violence, death and destruction, as the president of Iran did yesterday, deserves a seat in this civilized body,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, said in a letter Thursday to the president of the Security Council.

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