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Iran: Rouhani calls Israel ‘cancerous tumour’ at Islamic Unity Conference02:37

Iran: Rouhani calls Israel ‘cancerous tumour’ at Islamic Unity Conference

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
November 24, 2018 at 11:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

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.

Iran: Rouhani calls Israel ‘cancerous tumour’ at Islamic Unity Conference02:37
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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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