A high-level Iranian cleric called for the shooting of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in a speech before worshippers on Friday.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said during Friday prayers that “every time the picture of this woman is shown, I really wish that somebody would expend a bullet on her,” according to a recording of the sermon obtained by the Associated Press.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, right, poses for the photographers with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A copy of the speech was also translated and published by the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Middle Eastern press monitoring service.
Jannati is the head of the powerful hard line Iranian Council of Guardians which ensures the government remains true to the principles of the Islamic revolution.