( dpa ) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the West Wednesday to acknowledge Israel's "imminent collapse" of Israel.
"Stop supporting the Zionists ( Israel) as this regime reached its final stage and its collapse is imminent - accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr.
"What we have right now is the last chapter (of Israeli atrocities) which the Palestinians and regional nations would confront and eventually turn to Palestine's favour," the president said in the speech carried live by Khabar news network.
Iran does not acknowledge Israel and Ahmadinejad has called on eradicating the Jewish state from the Islamic world.
Iran is currently also mediating in the crisis over the Gaza Strip following Israeli actions and has even declared readiness to host an emergency summit of the Islamic world within the Organization of the Islamic conference.