Iran's president called Israel a "savage dog unleashed in the region" Sunday, and said US leaders should be "buried" in response to threats of military attack over Tehran's nuclear program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he used a deeply offensive insult in calling for an undertaker to bury US leaders.
"They have an incomprehensible nerve threatening us and saying all options are on the table. Damn you, you have dragged the region into the mud," he said of the US, and added that if Western countries did not pull out of the Middle East "the nations of the region will throw you out."
The hard-line president again questioned who was behind the Sept. 11 attacks in the US and said they gave Washington a pretext for seeking to dominate the region and plunder its oil wealth.
Ahmadinejad recently returned from a visit to the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
While in New York, he said most of the world's people believe the US was behind 9/11, drawing a strong rebuke from President Barack Obama.
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