(Western countries) "...allowed themselves to do any crime behind the pretext of Holocaust. They establish hidden prisons in Europe, they kidnap people and they even announce the name of those whom are planned to be assassinated and then murder them."
18. Wide of Ahmadinejad at podium, UPSOUND (Farsi): "Down with Israel"
Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies on Friday in support of the Palestinians, while the country's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel's continued existence was an "insult to human dignity".
Ahmadinejad's remarks came as millions rallied across Iran to protest Israel's continued hold on Jerusalem, the city where Muslims believe Islam's Prophet Muhammad began his journey to heaven.
The demonstrations for "Al-Quds Day" - Al-Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem - also spilled over into anti-American protests because of US support for Israel.
In the capital, Tehran, hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets as they chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".
Some protesters also burned American and Israeli flags.
State television reported similar large rallies in all other provincial capitals and smaller towns across Iran.
"I have come here to participate in the Quds Day demonstrations. This demonstration is like a punch to America's mouth so it will learn not to oppress Muslims anymore," one demonstrator told AP Television in Tehran on Friday.
Iran does not recognise Israel and regards Palestine as comprising the Jewish state as well as the West Bank and Gaza.
Ahmadinejad has called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".
He has also called the Nazi Holocaust a "myth" used as a pretext for carving out a Jewish state in the heart of the Muslim world after the World War II.
Addressing Western countries on Friday, he said they "...allowed themselves to do any crime behind the pretext of Holocaust".
"Why don't you let the black box of World War Two to be decoded? Why don't you allow this to happen?" he added.
Ahmadinejad said a "free referendum" was the solution to the Palestinian issue, saying Jews, Muslims and Christians, as well as five (M) million Palestinian refugees, should take part in a vote to determine their own fate.
He went on to talk about Iran's nuclear programme, saying: "In our point of view, Iran's controversial nuclear case is over. This means we do not want to have anymore political negotiations with world powers over Iran's nuclear rights anymore."
Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has observed the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as "Al-Quds Day", as a way of expressing support to the Palestinians and emphasising the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims.
Jerusalem is the third holiest city in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina.