Iranian president calls to isolate Israel and its supporters
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on members of the biggest Islamic body on Thursday to react to Israel's atrocities in Lebanon and Palestine by isolating the Zionist regime and its supporters.
Addressing the emergency summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ahmadinejad suggested all regional states including Islamic countries "to discontinue their overt and covert ties with the fake Zionist regime immediately and isolate US, Britain and other governments that supported Israel."
Earlier, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Thursday the OIC wants a role in peace-building in war-torn Lebanon after a ceasefire has been enforced. Abdullah remarks came during his address to the Meeting of Friends of the Chairman of the 10th Islamic Conference, in Putrajaya, near the Malaysian capital.
The OIC chairman, Abdullah, said every member country of the biggest Islamic body must play a proactive role in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. He added that the 57-member organization members should also be prepared to contribute troops for peacekeeping operations under the United Nations (UN) banner, reported the Malaysian new agency, Bernama.