Ahmadinejad blasts Israel, opposition

Khomeini memorial speech comes days before planned rally by opponents.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 4, 2010 13:18
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Ahmadinejad peace sign 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

 
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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 Zionist regime,”

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 death, and.

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He dedicated much of his speech to blasting the Iranian opposition for straying from the path of the founder of the Islamic Revolution, hinting they were cooperating with ’s worst enemies.

Ahmadinejad told the crowd that those "who deviate from 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 June's 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."

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