Outburst In Tehran

MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL / REUTERS

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined hands with his supporters last week

Memo to World: Iran's new President is a radical, after all. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won an upset victory in June, his foreign-policy views were a mystery. A 48-year-old civil engineer who had become Tehran's populist mayor in 2003, he focused on domestic rather than international issues. But last week, Ahmadinejad stunned diplomats with the sort of outburst expected from a terrorist, not a President. At a conference in Tehran called "The World Without Zionism," Ahmadinejad told 4,000 students that "Israel must be wiped off the map." Afterwards, he joined 30,000 Iranians in an anti-Israel march through Tehran. Weaving among the demonstrators...

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