Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad termed Israel an annoying bug, saying, “Israel is nothing more than a mosquito which cannot see the broad horizon of the Iranian nation,” semi-official Fars news agency reported.
On Saturday in north-eastern Iran’s Khorassan province, he said “regional states” were being duped into buying billions in arms from “arrogant and imperial powers,” driven in part by all the talk surrounding a potential war involving Iran and Israel, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Such military purchases, he said, were unnecessary because there was peace between those two nations.
Ahmadinejad had repeated derided Israel in the past, too. He had participated in a lengthy protest called “World Without Zionism”.
“With the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism,” he said then, according to another IRNA report.