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August 2, 2013 10:10 am

Ahmadinejad Makes Final Threat as Iranian President, Says ‘Devastating Storm’ Will Wipeout Israel

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Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: wiki commons.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has used his last few days in office to threaten Israel, as he has done many times in his previous eight years on the job.

Speaking at what is likely to be his last public address on Friday in Tehran, he addressed crowds ahead of President-elect Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on Sunday.

“I will inform you, with G-d as my witness, a devastating storm is on the way that will uproot the basis of Zionism,” Ahmadinejad said, speaking at an annual Quds Day rally in support of Palestinians.

Israel “has no place in this region,” he said.

On Friday, president-elect Hassan Rouhani, who many in the West have labeled a moderate, quickly joined the chorus of anti-Israel Iranian politicians. Speaking in Tehran, Rouhani was quoted as saying in reference to Israel: “In our region, for many years a wound has sat on the body of the world of Islam, in the shadow of the occupation of Palestine.”

The comments garnered a strong response from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said in a statement: “Rouhani’s true face has been revealed earlier than expected. Even if they will now rush to deny his remarks, this is what the man thinks and this is the plan of the Iranian regime.”

UN Watch also protested Rouhani’s comments in a strongly worded statement.

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  • Kiflemariam Melake

    I feel sorry for this man who is to leave office soon for good. he used to be more part of the problem than the solution of the region and the international affairs. His hatred over Israel or the Israelite might have to do with his background as a kid and his failure to have a well developed mental capacity. unfortunately, he is also week in not understanding his own religious book. Indeed, he is not an Arab. Something is wrong with this man. If there is anyone who is really very near to him it is better to advise him to correct his mentality. He is, by the way nobody, whether he served as the president of Iran or not. He could not swallow what his own Allah said in his own Holy Qur’an (Oh! the Holy Qur’an is not his property, it is the Arab’s). He is just a meddler. The world is tired of such people who always declare that they want blood shed in the Middle east. Mad men must get proper medical treatment. I don’t like any innocent life of Iran’s citizen lost as I do not like to see the blood of the Israeli shaded. These degenerate people must be put in their appropriate place – the sanitarium.

  • Lynne Marton

    “Those who do not learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them” ….. and I guess they just have not learned!! Did anyone think they would???