Iranian supreme leader blasts Israeli raid

14:32, June 05, 2010      

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei rapped Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla, saying the attack reveals the savage nature of Zionists, Iranian local satellite channel Press TV reported.

"Israel is a cancerous tumor," said Ayatollah Khamenei in a Friday ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the death of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic.

Israel's policies have pushed itself to the brink of collapse, and Muslim nations should take their cue from Imam Khomeini's strong stance on Israel and its policies, Press TV quoted Ayatollah Khamenei as saying.

"The assault on the Gaza aid convoy showed how barbaric the Zionist regime really is," he added.

Israeli forces attacked early Monday morning the international aid convoy Freedom Flotilla in the international waters with live ammunition and gas bombs, causing more than 10 activists onboard killed and dozens injured.

Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, 10 years after leading the uprising that put an end to the Pahlavi regime.

Source: Xinhua


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