Ahmadinejad's speeches have caused outrage
Britain An 'Enemy Of Iran'
Friday October 20, 2006
Iran's president has branded Britain and America "enemies of the Iranian nation" during a scathing speech in Tehran.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said Europe and other supporters of Israel "may get hurt" after calling its leaders terrorist criminals.
He told a rally in Tehran: "The whole world knows that the US and Britain are enemies of the Iranian nation."
Ahmadinejad, who called decisions by the UN Security Council "illegitimate", launched another attack on Israel.
He said: "This (Israeli) regime, thanks to God, has lost the reason for its existence.
"Efforts to stabilise this fake regime, by the grace of God, have completely failed. You should believe that this regime is disappearing."
Ahmadinejad - who has previously called for Israel to be "wiped off" the map - was addressing thousands of people gathered to show support for Palestinians.
He called Israel's leaders a "group of terrorists" and warned the US and its allies it was in their interests to distance themselves from "these criminals".
Iran has been condemned for its nuclear programme
"This is an ultimatum. Don't complain tomorrow. Nations will take revenge," he said.
Ahmadinejad said Europe was stirring up hatred in the Middle East by supporting Israel and said it "may get hurt" if anger in the region boils over.
"You should believe that this regime (Israel) cannot last and has no more benefit to you," he said.
"What benefit have you got in supporting this regime, except the hatred of the nations?
"We have advised the Europeans that the Americans are far away, but you are the neighbours of the nations in this region.
"We inform you that the nations are like an ocean that is welling up, and if a storm begins, the dimensions will not stay limited to Palestine, and you may get hurt."
The president also rekindled Iran's row with the West over its nuclear programme.
He said: "We promise that we will produce (nuclear fuel) in the next five years and will sell it (to the West) at a 50% discount."
Iran insists its nuclear programme is needed to create domestic energy while critics fear it wants to develop nuclear weapons.