Ahmadinejad: Zionists Behind South Ossetia, Abkhazia tension

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday that there is evidence proving that the Zionists are behind the events in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

"We have information which show that the Zionists have a role in the South Ossetia and Abkhazia case," Ahmadinejad told reporters on the sidelines of the 8th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.

He added that the Caucasus problem has been caused by intervention by ultra-regional powers, and that if the powers do not interfere, regional governments would be capable of solving their problems themselves, saying, "In our opinion, had Georgian officials managed soundly and not allowed the outside forces to interfere in the case, it would not have got dimensions."

Source: IRNA, Iran, August 29, 2008