In a rant that reeked of old-fashioned anti-Semitism, Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that the "Zionist regime" was seeking
to control the world.
Addressing the International Conference on
National and Islamic Solidarity for Future of Palestine, Ahmadinejad
said that the existence of the "Zionist regime" is an insult to all of
humanity, asserting that it had lost its raison d'être.
it was "well-known for all that the Zionist regime’s mission is threat,
violence and beating drums of war," according to an IRNA translation.Related: Khamenei: US behind IAEA claims against Iran
of the Zionist regime who are shouting slogans of human rights and
anti-terrorism, support systematic crimes of the occupying regime," he
said at the Teheran conference, adding that "everybody knows that the
regime is seeking hegemony over the world."
He said that the "Zionist regime" is the "origin of all the wars,
genocide, terrors and crimes against humanity" and that they are "the
racist group not respecting the human principles."
grace and thanks to the Palestinian resistance the occupying Zionist
regime has lost its raison d'être," Ahmadinejad continued. "The only
way to confront them (Israelis) is through the Palestinian youths'
resistance, and that of the regional nations.”
Khaled Mashaal, Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shalah and the
head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmed Jibril
were among those in attendance at the conference.