Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated."
Speaking to reporters in New York, he also said he does not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and called economic conditions in his sanctions-hit country "not as bad as they are portrayed.
Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak at the U.N. on Wednesday.
The hands of the UN are stained with blood due to its failure to stop the Assad regime in Syria, David Cameron told the UN General Assembly.
David Cameron will urge the world to give support to the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring as he addresses the UN General Assembly.
President Obama said today that the US would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran, but that won't extinguish the heated Israeli rhetoric.