13/10/2007 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Chief Commander of the Armed Forces Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei stated Saturday that the forthcoming Middle East conference "is an effort by the United States to save Israeli regime, rather than to bring peace to the occupied territories of Palestine".
"The United States took the initiative for this meeting to save
the Zionist regime (Israel), which received a beating at the hands of Hezbollah," during the war last year with the Lebanese resistance movement, his eminence said.
Imam Khamenei made the remarks to tens of thousands of worshippers in Tehran who attended the Eid al-Fitr prayer ceremony, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
His eminence said "This so-called peace conference is another imposition on Palestine... the US initiative is an effort to save the Zionist regime of Israel from collapse rather than