Khameni Supports Iranian President's Anti-Israel Remarks
Iran’s Supreme Ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, came out in support of President Ahmadinejad in his comments on relocation Israel to Europe:
Iran’s supreme ruler came out in support of his maligned president on Saturday, who created an international storm by demanding Israel be moved to Europe and casting doubt on whether the Holocaust happened.
“The unusual sensitivity of Zionists and their American supporters toward Iran’s stance over the Zionist state reveals their increased weakness and fear about the level of attention given by Islamic nations to the Palestinian issue,” state-run Iranian radio quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying.
“Despite the Zionist’s campaign, the struggle against the occupiers has become an old and thick tree in the Islamic world such that the arrogant powers could not sever its roots,” he added.
Khamenei has ultimate say on all issues in Iran and backed similar controversial remarks made in October by Ahmadinejad, who said Israel should be “wiped off the map.”