Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Israel a “cancerous tumour” and a “fabricated regime” created by Western powers while speaking at a conference of Islamic scholars in Tehran on Saturday.
“One of the ominous effects of World War Two was creating the cancerous tumour [Israel] in this region,” Rouhani said.
In his speech, the President also addressed questions to Saudi Arabia as to why they co-operate financially with the United States, who “frequently insults” them.
“We do not ask you (Saudi Arabia) for four hundred and fifty billion dollars, and we do not insult you – we see you as our brother,” Rouhani said.
The comments came a few days after US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the Kingdom had pledged to invest $450 billion dollars in the US.
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