Iran’s President continues his troubling rhetoric against Israel:
Days after announcing that Iran had successfully enriched uranium, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday called Israel a “rotten, dried tree” that will be annihilated by “one storm.”
Opening of at the opening ceremony of the Qods (Jerusalem) conference in Tehran on supporting the Palestinians, Ahmadinejad fired a series of verbal shots at Israel, saying it was a “permanent threat” to the Middle East that will “soon” be liberated, and again questioning the validity of the Nazi Holocaust against Jews in World War II.
“Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation,” Ahmadinejad said. “The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm,” he said.
“The existence of the Zionist regime is tantamount to an imposition of an unending and unrestrained threat so that none of the nations and Islamic countries of the region and beyond can feel secure from its threat,” Ahmadinejad said.
Despite the offensive hyperbole, however, US intelligence agencies say Iran is years away from being able to produce nuclear weapons.