'Zionist regime seeks world control'

Ahmadinejad says Israel's existence is "an insult to all of humanity."

Ahmadinejad the patriot 298 (photo credit: AP)
Ahmadinejad the patriot 298
(photo credit: AP)
In a rant that reeked of old-fashioned anti-Semitism, Iranian PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that the "Zionist regime" was seekingto control the world.
Addressing the International Conference onNational and Islamic Solidarity for Future of Palestine, Ahmadinejadsaid that the existence of the "Zionist regime" is an insult to all ofhumanity, asserting that it had lost its raison d'être.
He saidit was "well-known for all that the Zionist regime’s mission is threat,violence and beating drums of war," according to an IRNA translation.
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"Supportersof the Zionist regime who are shouting slogans of human rights andanti-terrorism, support systematic crimes of the occupying regime," hesaid at the Teheran conference, adding that "everybody knows that theregime is seeking hegemony over the world."
He said that the "Zionist regime" is the "origin of all the wars,genocide, terrors and crimes against humanity" and that they are "theracist group not respecting the human principles."
"With God'sgrace and thanks to the Palestinian resistance the occupying Zionistregime has lost its raison d'être," Ahmadinejad continued. "The onlyway to confront them (Israelis) is through the Palestinian youths'resistance, and that of the regional nations.”
Hamas chiefKhaled Mashaal, Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shalah and thehead of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmed Jibrilwere among those in attendance at the conference.