Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Tuesday that Israel has no place in the Middle East, and only a recent and insignificant history in the region.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, said, “What are they? What are these Zionists? Put the world map in front of you, put an atlas in front of you. Iran has been Iran for the last 7-10,000 years. They have been occupying those territories for the last 60, 70 years with the support and force of the Westerners. They have no roots there in history.”