Iranian President Rouhani: Israel is 'web of apartheid, a usurping regime'

September 22, 2016 17:39

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the 71st session of the general assembly of the United Nations on Thursday, and did not miss an opportunity to disparage Israel on the global stage.

Rouhani, who's Islamic republic sponsors Shi'ite militias accused of atrocities in Iraq and Syria, along with terror organization Hezbollah and the Assad regime, began his speech by invoking the 2001 September 11 attack in New York, before condemning the actions of various actors in the Middle East."Nobody imagined that this (September 11) would lead to larger disaster leading to a devastating war in the Middle East and the spread of instability... showing the seeds of borderless terrorism everywhere on earth," he said.

Singling out Israel, he indirectly criticized the Jewish state as "a web of apartheid, a usurping regime."

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