Calls Again For Destruction of Israel
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News Agency Staff
Aviv -----July 10....... Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called again for
all Islam states to “mobilize” to “remove” Israel, which he termed the main problem
of the Islamic world.
“The existence of this regime (Israel) will bring nothing but suffering and misery
for people in the region and the increase of hatred towards the governments that
support it,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech carried live on state television.
was addressing a gathering of Iraq’s neighbors called by Tehran to review regional
security measures as Iran’s neighbor descends into civil war. The anger of people
in the region may soon “lead to a vast explosion that will know no boundaries”,
the Iranian head of state said. Western governments should “stop the crimes” of
Israel and open the way to a Palestinian government, he said.
also warned that Israel's defensive actions against rocket attacks coming from
the Gaza Strip could cause an "explosion'" in the Islam world. Arabs
have staged only small and sporadic demonstrations and their governments have
made few complaints. The Iran president warned Israel's Western allies that Israel's
incursion could provoke an angry response from the world's 50-odd Muslim nations.
"They should not let things reach a point where an explosion occurs in the
Islamic world,'' he said. "If an explosion occurs, then it won't be limited
to geographical boundaries. It will also burn all those who created (Israel) over
the past 60 years,'' he added, referring to the United States and Israel's other
Ahmadinejad spoke at the opening of a two-day Iraq security summit in Tehran,
aimed at reviewing security strategies that may bring peace and stability to Iraq
and the region. The conference has gathered foreign ministers of Iraq’s neighboring
countries, including Syria, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The 22-member Arab League’s
secretary-general, Amr Moussaalso, was scheduled to participate in the meeting.
Much of the international
community has repeatedly condemned Iran’s position on Israel, calling Ahmadinejad’s
comments dangerous and inflammatory.
the Western world has evidence that Iran is attempting to build nuclear weapons,
Iran Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani in an interview
with the Swiss DRS television broadcast today said that Iran has declared several
times that it is against nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has stated on several occasions that Israel would not
tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran and lent support to efforts by the European Union
and the United States to persuade Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment.
will not tolerate nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran. We will not be able to
accept such a reality. It is quite obvious why. It's a serious danger not just
to the state of Israel. It's a serious danger to the entire world," Olmert said.
Olmert has avoided
answering questions on whether Israel would act alone against Iran's nuclear program
— as it did in 1981, when Israel warplanes destroyed Iraq's Osirak nuclear facility.
Olmert said he hoped recent efforts by European countries and U.S. President George
W. Bush "will stop any events that will advance Iran toward the possession of
addition to being a nuclear and chemical weapons threat to Israel, Iran funds
and supports Hamas terrorist activity in Israel and abroad. Earlier today, Hamas
politburo chief Khaled Mashal held a press conference in Damascus broadcast live
on al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, and Syrian state television. During the broadcast,
Mashal described kidnapped Israel soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit as a “prisoner of
war,” said that prisoner exchange was the only solution to the crisis, and appeared
to recommend direct negotiations between Israel and Hamas. The press conference
was significant, not only for its content, but because it was held in a Damascus
hotel: typically in the past, when Syria-based terrorist organizations took responsibility
for operations, they did so from Beirut. The high profile Mashal statement from
Damascus suggests that the Asad regime has changed its rules of engagement from
tacit to explicit support for Hamas.