Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West created Israel to control the Middle East, condemning the all-out Western Support for the crimes committed by the Zionist regime.
The Iranian president made the remarks at the closing ceremony of the 5th International Conference on the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran on Sunday.
Describing the creation of Israel as the most heinous historical crime, Ahmadinejad said that occupation of Palestine was an international issue and a crime against all humanity.
The Iranian president criticized the West for not tolerating any argument which involves the existence of Israel.
He added that Israel has been so sanctified in the West that any criticism of the Zionist regime is tantamount to being a terrorist.
Delegates from 70 countries attended the two-day Intifada conference, which was held on the theme "Palestine, Homeland of Palestinians."
The focus of the conference, which started on Oct. 1, was the restoration of Palestinian rights, including the right to return to their homeland and determine their destiny as well as the liberation of Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.