WASHINGTON – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
of perpetuating terror, and blamed the "Zionist regime" for starting both the first and second world wars.
"The Zionist regime is always doing the same thing. They destroy people’s homes and raze them to the ground," Ahmadinejad told the Washington Post on Tuesday. "They have created a few major wars. They continue to assassinate and terrorize people; they continue their policy of coercion against other nations, including Iran."
The Iranian leader slammed the West for supporting the Jewish state, accusing the United States of sacrificing its "whole population" for "the interests of a few hundred Zionists."
Ahmadinejad: US should hold referendum (Photo: AFP/IRANIAN PRESIDENT'S OFFICE/HO)
"I think an important question that must be answered is, why do all US administrations always support the Zionist regime?" Ahmadinejad pondered. "The United States is 10,000 kilometers away from Palestine, and other nations in the region are against the Zionists, but the United States and its allies in Europe continue to support the Zionist regime. Why?
"I think you should have a referendum in the United States to see if the people want to use their resources and taxes for a number of killers," he added.
Dubbing Zionism "A dreadful party, a feared party," Ahmadinejad claimed that the movement "was behind the First World War and the Second World War. Whenever there is a conflict or war — this party is behind it."
He expressed hope that the Palestinians' drive for recognition
at the United Nations will be successful, noting that the Islamic Republic is "against killing and massacres. We are against occupation."
"That should be the beginning of the liberation of the entire Palestinian land," Ahmadinejad said of the PA's impending UN bid.
"The Palestinian nation existed before the Palestinians had unwanted guests pour into Palestine with guns."