He also called on world leaders to denounce Ahmadinejad “on the red carpet of the United Nations.”
Speaking at the headquarters of the Jewish community in Spain, the elderly but active president also said he believes Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi is near his end.
Citing the revolutions that toppled the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and threaten half a dozen other governments, President Peres said that the current events were “full of hope.” He told Spanish Jews that "the moderate, the young, those who want democracy will win, and not the tyrants, the dictators, nor the corrupt."
During his visit with Spanish King Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, marking 25 years of diplomatic ties between Spain and Israel, the President called on world leaders to denounce Ahmadinejad on the "red carpet of the United Nations.”
In a speech earlier this week to American Jewish leaders visiting Israel, President Peres said world leaders should be “ashamed” for allowing themselves to be seen side-by-side with the president of the Islamic Republic.