11/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ahmadinejad A "Disgrace To His Country," Says German FM

ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a "disgrace to his country," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, a day after Ahmadinejad's controversial speech before the UN General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad accused Israel of "inhuman policies" in the Palestinian territories and of dominating world political and economic affairs in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

"That kind of remark is not just intolerable. This president is a disgrace to his country," said Steinmeier in Berlin.

The speech prompted many delegations to walk out of the assembly hall in protest. Israel did not attend at all.

Ahmadinejad assailed Israel for what he said was a barbaric attack on the Gaza Strip last winter and for subjecting the Palestinians to "genocide."

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