Iranian President Ahmadinejad: Israel is a 'stinking corpse'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the State of Israel is a "stinking corpse" that is destined to disappear. "Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken," the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as having said. "Today the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation." Ahmadinejad further stated that Israel "has reached the end like a dead rat after being slapped by the Lebanese" - referring to the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.