April 13, 2011
In a speech to thousands in Iran, Mahmoud accused the U.S. and Israel of plotting an Iranian-Arabian conflict and declared, “A new Middle East will emerge without the presence of the United States and the Zionist regime (Israel) . . . .”:
“The Iranian people and regional nations are unhappy with the existence of the Zionist regime (Israel) and are against it. They will continue their fight until the defeat of the US and Zionist regime in the region,” Ahmadinejad restated.
According to the report, he said the “bullying powers” have supported dictators for the past 50 years, and that they are “seeking to sow dissension among regional people in an attempt to save Israel.”