The most that Brockmann could bring himself to say about Ahmadinejad's stated intention to destroy Israel is that such comments are "lamentable":
UN General Assembly president Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, a harsh critic of US foreign policy under president George W. Bush, accused Washington on Tuesday of demonizing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"I don't think anyone can doubt that in our part of the world, Ahmadinejad has been demonized," the former Nicaraguan foreign minister said as he briefed reporters on his recent foreign tour, including a stop in Iran where he attended a regional economic summit.
Brockmann loves the Jewish people so much that he refused to attend the UN's Holocaust commemoration services.
Asked whether he approved of Ahmadinejad saying he wants to wipe a U.N. member state — Israel — off the map, d'Escoto said "if he said that, it's lamentable," but he quickly added that "words as such don't kill" and it's the actions that have to be watched.
"I don't hate Israel, much less do I hate the Jewish people," d'Escoto added. "In fact they are very high on my list of people that I love."