Ahmadinejad peace sign 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
TEHERAN — The Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla off 's shores was "barbaric",
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday, calling for dismantling of “the
Ahmadinejad was speaking to a crowd of tens of thousands,
many of them chanting anti-Israeli slogans, gathered at the shrine of
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for a ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of his
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He dedicated much of his speech to blasting the
for straying from the path of the founder of the Islamic Revolution,
they were cooperating with ’s
Ahmadinejad told the crowd that those "who deviate
the Imam's path will be banished by the people." The speech comes days
ahead of the opposition's mass rally planned on the anniversary of last
disputed presidential election.
Earlier in the week Ahmadinejad expressed his appreciation of the West's
condemnation of the Israeli raid.
In a speech broadcast live on state TV on Tuesday, Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the Security Council to adopt a
resolution that would "cut off" Israel's hands, thus preventing it from
committing more "crimes."