Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday accused some Arab and Islamic states of complicity in "genocide" being carried out against Palestinians in Gaza. "Unfortunately, some states in the Arab and Islamic region tolerate or support this rare genocide with silence or a smile of satisfaction," Ahmadinejad said in a letter to Saudi King Abdullah, cited by AFP.
"Your Excellency, the king of Saudi Arabia and the custodian of the two holy mosques.., it is expected from you to break the silence over this obvious atrocity and killing of your own children," Ahmadinejad said in the letter. Israel's 20-day old Gaza Strip offensive has left over 1,070 Palestinians dead and some 5,000 wounded.
Ahmadinejad said he hopes that the Saudi king's stance "will fully disappoint corrupt powers that hope to create division in the Islamic front."