After the U.N. retreats in Syria, its secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, manages to level a couple of harsh words at Iran after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the new Middle East will not have a trace of U.S. or "Zionists."
The latest Iranian spew happened Friday during government-planned demonstrations against the U.S. and Israel, according to an NBC report.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told thousands gathered at Tehran University that there was “no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.”
"You want a new Middle East? We do too, but in the new Middle East ... there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists," Ahmadinejad told worshipers at Tehran University in an event broadcast live on state television.
"Saving the existence of the Zionist regime (Israel) is a joint commitment by most arrogant Western governments," said Ahmadinejad.
He called on Muslims to unite and spoil Western support for Israel, before the president of Iran called Israel a "cancerous tumor" of occupation in Palestinian land.
Though U.N. officials didn’t challenge Iran’s leader in person, the secretary-general ordered a statement released.
"The Secretary-General is dismayed by the remarks threatening Israel's existence attributed over the last two days to the Supreme Leader and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran," a U.N. press statement said. "The Secretary-General condemns these offensive and inflammatory statements."
The U.N. has been in full retreat in Syria as that country's regime kills tens of thousands in a civil war.
Israel, the United States and their allies in Europe and elsewhere believe Iran is developing atomic weapons and would not hesitate to launch an attack on Israel given time to complete their nuclear program. Tehran says it's developing nuclear power for electricity, while simultaneously, its president claims,”…there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionist,” in the new Middle East.
U.S. President Barack Obama has frayed relations with Israel's leaders by publicly calling on Israel to retreat inside its 1967 pre-war borders during peace talks without Israeli input.
Earlier this week, Israel's outgoing Minister of Homefront Affairs Matan Vilnai insisted Israel was prepared for an attack by Iran.
Iran is one of a number of Arab countries that supply materials for Palestinian homicide bombers and bomb-makers along with thousands of rockets that Palestinians continue to launch into Israel.
“There is no room for hysteria as the homefront is prepared as it never was [in the past],” Vilnai said, as reported in Yeshiva World News.
“Today all elements of the system are clear as to their responsibilities and there will be no repeat of events in which mayors claim they were unaware of their responsibilities," he added. "I say this with a measure of modesty, but I had a central role in this process, backed by the prime minister and defense minister, and today, the homefront is in good shape."
Meanwhile, Hamas, a Middle East terrorist organization that operates freely in Europe, brags that it is in position to kill thousands of Israelis.