(CNN) — Just days before his planned trip to New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has proof the United States and Israel are linked to the world’s leading terrorist organizations, according to state-run media.
“We have documents that prove (Washington) is the root of world terrorism,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech in Tehran, Press TV reported. “It has been aiding and abetting extremist groups over the past years.”
Ahmadinejad said his nation “cuts any hand that signs a document against Iran,” according to the semi-official FARS news agency.
His remarks came as the United States pushes for new international sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt its nuclear program.
Ahmadinejad plans to attend a United Nations summit on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which opens Monday,
The United States “is the only country to have used the atomic bomb in military conflict,” Ahmadinejad said Saturday, according to Press TV. “They even admit themselves that they resorted to using (similar weapons) during the war they waged on Iraq.”
The United States has not admitted using such weapons in the Iraq war.