Following are excerpts from an interview with Iranian President Muhammad Ahmadi-Nejad. Al-Alam TV aired this interview on December 8, 2005. The translation is from the Arabic voiceover.
President Ahmadi-Nejad: The Europeans can give parts of their territories to Israel. We are in favor of this idea. They can give them as much aid as they want so they can found their state, both in terms of money and in terms of weapons. Germany and Austria in particular could place some of their provinces at Israelis' disposal in order to solve their problem at its root, or else they could adopt another proposal and allow a referendum to be held in Palestine, in which the original Jewish and Palestinian residents will take part, under the aegis of the United Nations, in order to elect their government and exercise self-determination.