Arabs and Iranians would destroy Israel if given the chance, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
“The Zionist regime is dying. The criminals imagine that by holding celebrations they can save the Zionist regime from death,” the Iranian president said in a speech Wednesday as his U.S. counterpart, George W. Bush, arrived in Israel to mark its 60th Independence Day.
“They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy it.”
Bush is expected to reassure Israelis that the United States will stand by them in the face of threats from Iran, whose nuclear program has triggered regional war worries.