Iran's president mocks Romney visit to Israel

AP , Tuesday 31 Jul 2012

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaks at a UN nuclear conference in New York, May 4, 2010. (Photo: AP)

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling a visit to Israel by U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney as "kissing the foot" of the self-proclaimed Jewish state to boost his bid for the White House.

Ahmadinejad did not specifically name Romney, but his comments were an unmistakable jab at the Republican contender's stop this week in Israel. Romney strongly backed Israel's drive to stop Iran from possibly seeking nuclear weapons. Tehran denies the claims.

Ahmadinejad questioned why Romney would make "concessions to get some pennies for (his) campaign?"

Ahmadinejad made the comments during a speech Tuesday broadcast on state TV.

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