German Official Attends Tehran's "Destroy Israel" Rally

[Jerusalem Post] Benjamin Weinthal - German Ambassador to Iran Herbert Honsowitz violated EU guidelines by allowing a military attache to attend an anti-Israel military parade in Tehran last month, according to a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry's Iran section. "Israel must be wiped off the map" was one of the slogans painted on Shihab-3 missiles featured at the event. In uncharacteristically strong language, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier ordered Honsowitz to return to Berlin on Sep. 29. Social Democratic Party head Steinmeier, a partner in the coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel, refuses to enact legislation banning trade with Iran. Many Israeli government officials view an end to German-Iranian economic relations as the litmus test on combating Iranian anti-Semitism and ensuring Israel's security.

2008-10-15 01:00:00

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