Ahmadinejad: Israel will ‘disappear’

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at events marking the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a new threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state would “disappear”: You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file ...

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at events marking the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a new threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state would "disappear":

You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene," he said.

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at events marking the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a new threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state would “disappear”:

You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene,” he said.

Ahmadinejad also called the United States a “satanic power” whose “countdown of destruction has begun.”

His timing for these comments is chilling. Israel has been celebrating its 60th birthday over the past few weeks, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is hosting its annual policy conference starting today in Washington.

Speakers at the three-day conference include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and presidential hopefuls John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

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