Ahmadinejad Urges People in Mideast, Afghanistan to Expel Occupiers
Naharnet News Desk
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Sunday for the peoples of the Middle East and Afghanistan to join forces in driving out foreign occupiers.
"The Iraqi, Lebanese, Afghan and Palestinian people must be helped. By helping each other, we can expel the occupiers," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to the Islamic volunteer Basij militia, broadcast on state television.
"The people of the area can guarantee security. The presence from foreigners causes conflict," he added.
Ahmadinejad said in the speech near the shrine of the Islamic republic's founder, the late Ayatollah Khomeini. "Since the corrupt foreigners arrived in Iraq, there has been nothing but corruption and death."
He said "the Satanic dominance of the United States is fading" and that "the Zionist regime, which is a tool in the hands of the oppressors, is on the slope of destruction."