Ahmadinejad slams Israel convoy attack
Iran has condemned Israel’s deadly attack on a flotilla carrying thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza, calling the regime in Tel Aviv a threat to global peace and security.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the notion on Monday that the Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla was indicative of Tel Aviv’s military muscle, explaining further that it was a mere symbol of its weakness.
President Ahmadinejad said Israel was “fabricated not only with the aim of gaining control over the Middle East but also over the entire world.”
Calling for international efforts to save the Palestinian nation, the Iranian president said, “Supporting the people of Palestine is equal to supporting peace and freedom of every nation.”
In separate remarks, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili also blasted Israel for the deadly attack and called it a sign of Israeli weakness.
Jalili went on to say that the convoy raid proved US President Barack Obama’s ‘peace plan’ for the Middle East as a “cheat.”
Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali described the fatal attack by Israel on the Gaza aid convoy a “war crime.”
Jalali also criticized Tel Aviv for being a “threat to global security.”
The condemnations come after Israeli forces launched an early morning attack on the international aid fleet en route to the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 20 people and leaving scores injured.