Peres: Ahmadinejad to be Toppled

The people of Iran will overthrow Ahmadinejad, Peres told Spanish Jews. He also called on the world to denounce Ahmadinejad “on the UN red carpet."

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , | updated: 7:48 PM

President Peres and King Carlos
President Peres and King Carlos
Israel news photo: Office of thePreisdent

The people of Iran and Lebanon will overthrow Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hassan Nasrallah, President Shimon Peres told Spanish Jews during a visit marking 25 years of Spanish-Israeli ties.

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.