Iran blames West for Israeli raid on flotilla: leader

09:01, June 02, 2010      

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the West must be responsible for the Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound aid convoy, the local satellite Press TV reported.

Khamenei said the Israeli attack on the international convoy was an act of lunacy, said the report.

"Zionism is a new and more aggressive face of fascism supported by (Western) governments which claim to be advocates of freedom and human rights," said Khamenei.

Referring to the miserable condition of the besieged Gazans, he said "what's the meaning of the three-year blockade imposed on the 1.5 million Palestinians?" according to the report.

Early Monday morning, Israeli forces launched an attack on the aid fleet en route to the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and leaving scores injured.

Source: Xinhua
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