close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

New Iran government scraps anti-Israeli conference

The administration of Iran`s new President Hassan Rowhani has cancelled an anti-Israeli conference as part of his outreach to the West and efforts to map out a new diplomatic path for Iran.



Tehran: The administration of Iran`s new President Hassan Rowhani has cancelled an anti-Israeli conference as part of his outreach to the West and efforts to map out a new diplomatic path for Iran.

The annual event was set up by Rowhani`s predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and showcased the former president`s vitriolic anti-Israeli rhetoric and promoted his anti-Israeli sentiments.

When the conference was first held in 2005, Ahmadinejad made his infamous remark that Israel should be "wiped off the map".

Iranian news websites, including jahannews.Com, said today that the Foreign Ministry scrapped the gathering because it was seen as undermining the government`s policy of "interaction with the outside world".

But one of the organisers, Nader Talebzadeh, is quoted by several websites as saying the cancellation is a "disaster".

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi