Stop Fundamentalism, July 16 – In an appearance on the state-run television, Ali Khamanei, Iranâ€™s Supreme Leader, Called the state of Israel â€œZionists who are evil and cancerous just like and infected as a Tumor.â€
Khamanei praised Hezbollah for its operations against Israel to prevent it from an easy occupation of Lebanon. He also rejected the call by United States to disarm Hezbollah.
Hezbollah has declared war on Israel.
The Israeli army has said Hezbollah militants had used Iranian-made missiles in its attacks. An Israeli military intelligence official has also alleged that members of Iran’s powerful ideological army, the Revolutionary Guards, were in Lebanon acting as military advisors.
And Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt charged that Lebanon has become a proxy battleground for Iran in its fight against US-led pressure on its nuclear program.
"The war is no longer Lebanon’s … it is an Iranian war," Jumblatt told the Arabic news channel Al-Arabia.
"Iran is telling the United States: You want to fight me in the Gulf and destroy my nuclear program? I will hit you at home, in Israel," said Jumblatt, an outspoken critic of Iran’s key regional ally Syria.
The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Yahya Rahim Safavi, said the country’s Supreme National Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting on the conflict later Sunday.
Late on Saturday, Ahmadinejad — who has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" or moved as far away as Alaska — compared Israel’s military strikes on Gaza and Lebanon to tactics used by Nazi-era Germany’s leader Adolf Hitler.
"Zionists say they are Hitler’s victims, but they have the same nature as Hitler," said Ahmadinejad, who has previously described the Holocaust of six million Jews in wartime Europe as "a myth."