From Ynet News (01.05.06, 20:17) ...
President Ahmadinejad says he hopes (Sharon) '...has joined his ancestors'
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted Thursday as saying he was hoping for the death of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. “Hopefully the news that (Sharon) has joined his ancestors is final," the semi-official students news agency ISNA quoted him as telling a group of Shi'ite Muslim clerics in Iran's holy city Qom.
...The former Revolutionary Guardsman has made a string of verbal attacks on Israel since taking office in August. In October he called Israel a "tumor" which should be “wiped off the map .” In subsequent speeches he suggested Israel should be moved to Europe or North America and called the Holocaust a myth. He reiterated his remarks earlier Thursday in a speech from Qom broadcast on state television. ...“Be sure that not only the Palestinian nation, but all Islamic nations, will not tolerate this occupier-regime (Israel) in the region for a minute," he said.