Ahmadinejad predicts US demise, Israel's disappearance

Speaking at Khomeini shrine, Iranian president says "war on hegemony" close to its end, "monotheistic movement" will see success.

June 4, 2011 10:58
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 311. (photo credit: MCT)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Friday that the "war on hegemony" was approaching its end, predicting the imminent collapse and subsequent disappearance of the United States and Israel, Iranian Press TV reported.

Ahmadinejad was speaking on the 22nd anniversary of the passing of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the imam who took over Iran and established the current Islamic Republic.

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Amhadinejad declared that hegemony is the "last impediment to the monotheism front," and that with its demise the "monotheistic movement" would achieve lasting "prosperity." He explained that the predominant goal of the "war on hegemony" is to deal with "US domination and Israel's existence."

The Iranian president kept an optimistic tone during his speech at Khomeini's shrine, saying "I am certain that the region will soon witness the collapse of Israel and the US," DPA reported.

Ahmadinejad has for half a decade been calling for the removal of what he often calls the "Zionist entity" from the Middle East, rhetoric also used by Hezbollah and Hamas of whom Iran supports in their attacks against Israelis.

In 2005, the Iranian president evoked strong international condemnation when he said Israel should be wiped off the Middle East map and moved to the United States or Europe.

Commemorating Khomeini  Ahmadinejad said that Iranians must remain vigilant as "the enemy presses ahead with its schemes," Press TV reported.

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