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Khamenei: ‘Tumor’ of Israel is world’s biggest problem

`Many of the Islamic world’s problems come from the existence of the sham Zionist regime,’ Iran’s supreme leader says during Eid al-Fitr speech

The «cancerous tumor» of Israel is the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today, Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday, repeating an epithet slammed just days earlier by UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US and EU officials.

In a speech marking Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said «the big powers have dominated the destiny of the Islamic countries for years and… installed the Zionist cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world,» according to the official IRNA news agency.

«Many of the Islamic world’s problems come from the existence of the sham Zionist regime,» he was quoted as saying.

The «tumor» characterization was a repeat of terms Khamenei and President condemnation on Friday by the UN’s Ban, the United States, EU foreign policy chief

Ban, whom Iran has invited to attend a summit in Tehran at the end of the month, was «dismayed» by the «offensive and inflammatory statements,» according to his spokesman.

Ashton’s office and a spokesman for the US National

On Saturday, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the aerospatial division of the Revolutionary Guards that is in charge of Iran’s missiles, said: «Iran’s response to any aggression will be rapid, firm, destructive and broad.»

He said he welcomed Israelmaking such a move, as «that would be a good occasion and good pretext to put an end to the shameful existence of the sham, occupying and usurping regime and save humanity from this cancerous tumor.»

Khamenei: ‘Tumor’ of Israel is world’s biggest problem