Ahmadinejad: There's a US plot to save 'Zionist regime'

After fatal explosion at Abadan refinery, Iranian president says US, its allies, Israel are "main enemies of nations."

May 24, 2011 12:51
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)


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The US is engaged in plots to save Israel and protect its own interests, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, according to a PressTV report.

Speaking at the inauguration of an oil refinery in the southern city of Abadan, Ahmadinejad slammed Washington, saying “Their scheme is to save the Zionist regime (Israel), global arrogance and US interests. The speech came after an explosion at the refinery killed two people and injured 12.

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"The main enemies of nations are the US, its allies and the Zionist regime. All regional countries must be vigilant," he was quoted as saying.

Ahmadinejad further criticized the US, saying to Washington, "Anywhere there is a dictator, he is supported by you ... he is your stooge.”

On the US political establishment, the Iranian president asked, “What is the difference between a country ruled by one or two [dictators] for thirty to forty years and a country dominated by two parties for many years?” PressTV reported.

He accused the US of hatching schemes for every Arab country in the region, saying that Washington used countries "to reach its objectives but pushed them aside once it achieved its goals," PressTV said.

The US is scheming "to pit regional nations and countries against each other and to wage a war between them," the Iranian president added.

He reiterated earlier warnings that a "new Middle East and North Africa is about to emerge without the dominance of the US or the existence of the Israeli regime."

“The world of colonialism is about to fall apart and nations will see the collapse of capitalism in the near future,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

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