Ahmadinejad: 'Israel is destined for destruction'

"Israel is destined for destruction and it will disappear soon," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday. Speaking to government ministers in Teheran, Ahmadinejad said that the world's powers created "the Zionist regime" to increase their dominance in the region and that Israel "slaughters Palestinians on a daily basis." The Iranian president added that since Israel was "a contradiction to nature, we foresee its rapid disappearance and destruction."