'Israel, transplanted organ body rejects'
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Zionism resembles a transplanted liver that the body has rejected and therefore it is doomed to collapse.
“Israel is fated to disintegrate and its collapse will occur in the near future, IRNA quoted President Ahmadinejad as saying in an interview with Egyptian daily al-Akhbar on Monday.
The Iranian president said Israel and the West, particularly the US, fear Iran's capabilities and role and this is why they are trying to win international support for a military operation which has been designed to stop the Islamic Republic influence.
“The bullying powers of the world should know that Iran will not allow them to take any measure against the country,” he added.
Pointing to the threatening remarks by Israeli President Shimon Peres, the Iranian president said, “Iran has no nuclear bombs but the Zionist regime [of Israel] with its 300 nuclear warheads threatens the entire region.
Ahmadinejad emphasized that Iran pursues nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and in line with the regulations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to which is a signatory.
He added that the US will not be able to save Zionism as it resembles a “transplanted liver that the body has rejected and [for this reason] it will disintegrate.”
In response to a question about the recent anti-Iran US-fabricated scenario regarding Tehran's involvement in a plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador to Washington Adel al-Jubeir, Ahmadinejad said, “The US fabricated these lies to create a rift between us and the Saudis.”
“The US is a sponsor of terrorism in the world and uses terrorism to achieve its objectives.”
He added that Tehran-Riyadh relations have not been severed and Iran is ready for direct talks with the Kingdom to resolve existing problems.
Ahmadinejad dismissed US and Israeli threats of taking military action against the country and stressed that issuing threats against Iran is not a new development.