Jews are the "filthiest and greatest of criminals"
The Jews are "the filthiest and greatest of criminals, who [only] appear to be human," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a speech in December 2012.
Ahmadinejad declared that the West had gathered together the Jews and "organized and armed them-on artificial and false pretexts, fabricating information and inventing stories. They gave [the Jews] propaganda and military backing so that they would occupy the lands of Palestine and uproot the Palestinian nation."
Ahmadinejad stated that he wished to "liberate" Americans from their oppressive government. "I hereby announce that from this point forward one of the Iranian nation's main aspirations will be to deliver the American people from [its] undemocratic and bullying government," he said. Ahmadinejad's speech followed the United Nations Security Council's imposition of a fourth round of sanctions on Iran, as the country refuses to halt its nuclear program.
Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel responded to Ahmadinejad's remarks. He demanded world leaders take a more active role in restraining the dictator. "We should arrest Ahmadinejad when he comes to the world," Wiesel said. "Just as Pinochet was arrested a few years ago, he should be arrested and brought to The Hague and be indicted for incitement of crimes against humanity."
Ahmadinejad should be captured and brought to international trial
I am engaged in a campaign against the President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, already three years, in all the world, in my demand that he be arrested and put on trial, as they did to Eichmann. He must be indicted for the intention to commit genocide. I hope that the Mossad that captured a man like Eichmann, will know how to capture Ahmadinejad and bring him to an international trial. It is absolutely wrong that a man like that should be able to sleep quietly.
--Elie Wiesel (November 2, 2012). We do not have to compare the Iranian threat to the Holocaust. Haaretz Hebrew Edition