Ahmadinejad: Israel “Cannot Survive,” Iran’s Enemies Are “Paralyzed”
Iran’s madman president continues to make his intentions very clear: Iran president says Israel illegitimate, won’t last.
“Our nation has previously announced that this regime is illegitimate from its foundation. It is fabricated. It has been imposed on the nations of the region and it cannot survive,” he said in televised speech at a rally near Teheran.
Ahmadinejad was speaking before Qods Day (Jerusalem Day), the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when Iranians show support for the Palestinians.
“The existence of this regime (Israel) is the root of many problems of mankind today,” the president said, adding that Israel had been “founded by the major powers in the heart of the Islamic world”.
Ahmadinejad’s comments, which have included describing as a ”myth” the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, have been condemned in Israel and the West.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in May Iran’s leaders had turned Israel “into a target for annihilation”. Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said in April Iran’s nuclear programme was the biggest threat to Jews since the Holocaust.
That’s not all. Last weekend, Ahmadinejad told an audience of supporters he has a direct connection to Allah—and that the West is powerless to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
The reformist daily Aftab-e Yazd reported that Ahmadinejad had said in his address that Iran “must stand firm [in its nuclear policy]; we have one more step, and if we pass that, this [matter] will be attained.”
A few days previously, on October 11, 2006, Ahmadinejad had made similar statements on the nuclear issue, in a speech in the city of Shahriyar:“…The enemies are completely paralyzed, and cannot in any way confront the Iranian people. If our people maintain unity and solidarity, they [i.e. the enemies] must expect a great [Iranian] victory, because we have [only] one step remaining before we attain the summit of nuclear technology.”
In that speech, Ahmadinejad underlined the West’s inability to act: “The enemy will never confront us. An attack on Iran is nonsense.”