Iran: Israel is Satan's standard bearer

Sunday, August 19, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Iranian demagogue Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called Israel the standard bearer of Satan, and predicted that the Jewish state would soon be eliminated from the region.

Speaking at a religious conference in Tehran, Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying the “Zionist regime is the standard bearer of invasion, occupation and Satan.”

Ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the nation's religious authorities have regularly referred to the United States as “the Great Satan,” and have taught that Israel is nothing more than an American outpost in the heart of the Muslim world.

Ahmadinejad went on to tell the gathering that because of its illegitimacy, Israel now finds itself on a course of “decline and dissolution.”

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