Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel an "insult to humanity" in a speech to the participants of an Asian humanitarian convoy in Teheran on Monday, PressTV reported.
In the speech, Ahmadinejad said that Israeli leaders are being awarded Nobel Peace Prizes while the "real genocide" is going on in the Palestinian territories, according to the report.RELATED:Security Cabinet agrees to allow more exports from Gaza Rights group calls on Gaza to end capital punishment
He added that "the freedom and liberation of Palestine" is a "key issue"
in the world today, asserting that if the international community works
together, they could "end this crisis," PressTV reported.
Also speaking to the members of the Gaza convoy was
Iran's northern province of Tehran Governor-General Morteza Tammaddon. He told the Asian
activists that their actions are, "a symbol of a global determination
against the oppression and cruelty staged by the criminal and brutal
Zionist regime against the people of Gaza and in fact against the entire
humanity," Fars news agency reported.
Noting the pluralistic make-up of recent convoys, Tammaddon celebrated
what he called, moves "witnessed even inside the arrogant countries,"
according to the report.
The activists in Asian Gaza Solidarity Caravan, organized by the Asian
People's Solidarity for Palestine group, came from India, Pakistan, Japan,
Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore. They stopped in the Iranian city of Qom
on their way to Turkey en route to Gaza, according to the report.