...Ahmadinejad said, "Today, the Iranian nation and the nations in the region are defying arrogant powers and the demand for removal of the Zionist regime tops their lists of chants and demands. Everyone should know that the continued existence of the Zionist regime - even upon one inch of Palestinian land – is like keeping a cancerous tumor in the body of the regional countries. Everyone who claims to lead any of the regional nations must prove and explicitly state that he is against US hegemony and against the existence of the Zionist regime.
Iran Daily Brief
So, is a "regime" only the governmental apparatus?
Well, there's this:
In politics, a regime is the form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society.
a system of principles, rules, or regulations for administration (as of property); the regime
1.a type of government
2.a period of rule
the Chinese regime
and there's even an
So, Zionism must go. The Jewishness of the state must disappear. As if America must cease to be democratic, France French, Germany German.
Israel must disappear.
P.S. Challah Hu Akbar informs me:
He said something like this earlier in the month -
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad branded Israel a cancer cell that must be removed Sunday, after Israeli gunfire killed 12 people and wounded hundreds as Palestinians marched in a mass show of mourning over the creation of the Jewish State.
"On the anniversary of this regime, people demonstrated in various places, but there were dead and wounded and this regime once again showed its real nature," he said in a television interview. "Like a cancer cell that spreads through the body, this regime infects any region. It must be removed from the body," he added
Remove the cancer from the body - the "body" is the Islamic world, the Arab Middle East. The intention is not just a 'regime' change but Israel's destruction as a state, a polity.