Pro-Israeli demonstration in Copenhagen
Two days ago, Iranian president Ahmadinejad continued the only tactic he knows to drum up support for him: piss off the rest of the world, then portray the reaction as an attack on Iran, so Iranians will close ranks. As a result, he called for the destruction of Israel.
The official Danish government reaction was somewhat weak:
The Iranian Ambassador to Denmark has been called to the Danish Foreign Ministry to receive an official protest from the government over the Iranian Presidents comments that Israel should be "wiped of the map".
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called on the United Nations to expel Iran.
Prime Minster Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that the ambassador would be asked to give an account of exactly what the President actually said.
However, he will not be asking for Iran's expulsion from the UN. Despite being difficult, it would not serve any purpose throwing a country out of the UN, the PM said, all communication and attempts to coerce Iran positively must be between the UN and Iran he added.
The popular response was sharper, and came in the form of a pro-Israeli demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy. It was somewhat hampered by near non-existant PR, so turnout was limited to between 150 and 200 people:
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"Iran ud af FN" means "Iran out of the UN", by the way.