Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Israeli Ambassador to US Calls for 'Regime Change' in Iran, Syria
'Ambassador Daniel Ayalon said the U.S. invasion of Iraq and overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein helped create great opportunities for Israel but it was "not enough." "It has to follow through. We still have great threats of that magnitude coming from Syria, coming from Iran"'

'"Seventy percent of the population (of Iran) are really ready for regime change. They have tasted, they have been experiencing before democracy and Western cultures and they are yearning for it," he added. He was apparently referring to the authoritarian and undemocratic rule of the Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979 by a popular revolution in the name of Islam. '

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