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Iran's President Calls For Removal Of 'Zionist Regime'

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (Fars) July 8, 2006 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called on Islamic countries to mobilize against Israel and "remove" the "Zionist regime."

He was speaking on July 8 at the opening of a conference in Tehran on security in Iraq.

The foreign ministers of Arab nations attending the conference also condemned Israel for its "increasing aggression against the Palestinian people" and attacked the "silence" of the international community.

The two-day conference has brought together officials from Iraq, its neighbors, and also Egypt, Bahrain, the Arab League, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki also called for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq and blamed U.S.-led troops for the ongoing violence there.


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