The Iranian president has once again been lashing out at Israel – this time at a conference in the Iranian capital Tehran aimed at denouncing Israel’s so-called “genocide and war crimes” in Gaza.
In his speech, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Israel of “brutal acts” and “ethnic cleansing” against the Palestinians. The Iranian leader also said he had submitted a request to Interpol for the arrest of what he called “25 Zionist criminals”. It comes just two days after Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state racist at a UN conference against racism in Geneva, prompting a walkout by some delegates, and applause by others. Israel and the US had already decided to boycott the conference before its opening. Ahmadinejad, whose country does not recognise the state of Israel, is famous for his anti-Israel rhetoric, and has in the past questioned the Holocaust.