Calling Israel “the roguish, filthy, rabid dog of the region,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the (Israeli) Zionist regime is a regime whose pillars are extremely shaky and is doomed to collapse. Zionist officials cannot be called humans, they are like animals, some of them,” said the ayatollah to commanders of the hard- line Basij militia force in Tehran in remarks broadcast live Wednesday on state TV. Referring to the nuclear talks in Geneva between Iran and the Six Powers, Khamenei said Iran will not step back “one iota” from its “nuclear rights." Pressure from economic sanctions will never force the country into unwelcome concessions. Khamenei also blasted U.S. government policies, including threats of military action, but said Iran has "no animosity'" toward the American people and seeks "friendly" relations.
French President Francois Hollande slammed Khamenei’s remarks on Israel.