Khamenei: ME nations will witness Israel's destruction

“The day will come when the nationsof the region will witness the destruction of the Zionist regime,”Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesdayduring a meeting with the president of Mauritania, Mohammed OuldAbdel Aziz, according to an AFP report.

Citing a statement on the religiousleader's Web site, the news agency quoted Khamenei as saying that althoughIsrael posed “a great danger to the world of Islam ... expandingits influence and grip on the region,” the Jewish state would notsucceed in its plot to “erase Palestine from the world of Islamicnations.”