Top Iran cleric: Zionists preventing Muslim unity

Iran's top spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monday that the Zionist regime was preventing unity in the Muslim world. During a meeting with Pakistani President Parvez Musharraf, Khamenei added that the State of Israel was set up by "arrogant forces" with the aim of starting a dispute between the Islamic nations. "Any plan for the Middle East will succeed only if [we] put an end to the American intervention and the Zionist crimes," Khamenei said.