Iran’s parliament speaker Larijani calls for end to West, Israel


(JTA) — An Iranian official said the West and Israel should disappear.

“Today, the time has come for the disappearance of the West and the Zionist regime (Israel) — which are two dark spots in the present era — from the face of the universe,” Ali Larijiani the speaker of Iran’s parliament, told a news conference in Iran on Thursday, Iran’s PressTV reported.

“The U.S. and the Zionist regime are the prime sources of tyranny and gloom in the current age. The Muslim world is fed up with the injustice and abuse by these governments,” he added.

Larijani also said the West’s interference in Syria “is merely due to Syrian resistance against the Zionist regime; the U.S., therefore, tries to employ such notions as reforms to harm the resistance front in this nation," Press TV reported.

Iran’s spy chief, meanwhile, is accusing French and German intelligence services of cooperating with the CIA to kill Iranian nuclear scientists, The Associated Press reported.

Heidar Moslehi said Friday that intelligence services in the region have also taken part in the campaign. He did not name other countries, according to AP.

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