Ahmadinejad: World changing to favor Palestinians
Israel on its way to collapse, Palestinians will always have Tehran's support, Iranian President tells Hamas official Khaled Mashaal.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
September 4, 2011 11:33
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)
opinion is changing in favor of the Palestinian cause and Israel is on
its way to collapse, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told head of
Hamas political bureau Khaled Mashaal in a phone conversation on
Saturday evening, according to IRNA news agency.
Ahmadinejad also added that Palestinians will always enjoy Iranian support.
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expressed gratitude for the support and said that Palestinian
resistance will continue until they reach their ultimate goal.
Ahmadinejad's comments echo a statement he made weeks ago that the
creation of a universally-recognized Palestinian state would be just a
first step towards wiping out Israel.
Restating a position expressed soon after taking office in 2005 that
Israel was a "tumor" to be wiped off the map, he urged Palestinians not to
settle for a two-state solution that is backed by Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas but to strive for a complete return of what
they consider their land.
"Recognizing the Palestinian state is
not the last goal. It is only one step forward towards liberating the
whole of Palestine," Ahmadinejad told worshippers at Friday prayers on
international Quds Day - an annual show of support for the Palestinian