Four kms from border, Ahmadinejad says Israel is set to collapse
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday visited for the first time on the Lebanese-Israeli border. The Iranian leader was within four kilometers of the Jewish state during his two-day visit to Lebanon.
Before heading south, Ahmadinejad lunched with Sunni Prime Minister Saad Hariri. He also delivered a speech at the state-run Lebanese University, which presented him with an honorary doctorate in political science. During his speech, Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear plans and accused the West of seeking to curtail any progress in the Middle East.
In the southern town of Bint Jbeil, the Iranian president told the crowd: "Bint Jbeil is alive and well." And added: "I salute you, people of the resistance. "You are a solid mountain. We are proud of you and will remain forever by your side."
"Hadn't it been for your resistance and heroic steadfastness, it wouldn't have been known if the border between Lebanon and Israel would be liberated now, you have proved that your jihad is stronger than armadas and tanks," Ahmadinejad stated.
Ahmadinejad reiterated his words about the inevitable demise of Israel. "The whole world knows that the Zionists are going to disappear," he said. "The occupying Zionists today have no choice but to accept reality and go back to their countries of origin."