Friday, January 18, 2008
"18/01/2008 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that United States President George W. Bush sent a "message of confrontation" during his recent Mideast trip.
Bush spent much of his visit to the region, which he wrapped up on Wednesday, rallying support among Arab allies for a strong stance against Iran, Hezbollah and resistance movements in the region.
"The visit will retaliate and will cause further violence in the region. This is the most likely repercussion. It will encourage the Zionist entity to perpetrate further crimes and aggression against the Palestinian people," Ahmadinejad said during an interview with Al-Jazeera television. "They wish to sow the seeds of rift and division among the peoples of the region, in Lebanon, in Palestine, in Afghanistan and in Iraq," he added. Ahmadinejad also lashed out at Israel, saying the country was "rapidly doomed to collapse"."