Ahmadinejad: Israel is greatest threat in Mideast

Iranian president tells Turkish FM that regional states should make the effort to "take all measures to contain this fake regime."

July 12, 2011 14:39
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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


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Israel poses the greatest threat in the Middle East and regional states should take the necessary steps to contain it, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said late Monday as he met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the Fars news agency reported.

"Effort should be made to take all measures to contain this fake regime," Ahmadinejad said in the meeting.

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He warned that "any move in line with the Zionist regime's goals and objectives means committing suicide."

Ahmadinejad called on neighboring countries to remain vigilant against foreign plotters and to prevent external meddling, according to the report.

On Tuesday, Davutoglu met with other Iranian officials as part of his visit saying that regional dynamics will direct and implement a "very dynamic transformation process" in the Middle East, Today's Zaman reported.

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“For this reason, there is a need for very close consultations with friendly and neighbor countries that might have an influence on regional developments,” Davutoglu told the press in Tehran.

Davutoglu was also expected to meet Iranian Parliament Chairman Ali Larijani and Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saed Jalili.

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