CARACAS (AFP/Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Wednesday next to President Hugo Chavez that Iran and Venezuela would stand together until the end in the face of US imperialism. Ending a tour of Latin American allies, Ahmadinejad praised his brave brother Chavez, saying: Today the people of Venezuela and Iran, friends and brothers in the trench warfare against imperialism, are resisting. Well stand together until the end, he yelled, raising Chavezs hand in front of the television cameras and shouting in Spanish: Viva Venezuela Viva Chavez Venezuelas President Hugo Chavez used a visit by Ahmadinejad to brand Israel as a murderous agent of Washington. Chavez and Ahmadinejad, on the last leg of a tour of three left-leaning South American nations, hugged, held hands, and praised each other as fellow revolutionaries. We know what the state of Israel stands for-a murderous arm of the Yankee empire, Chavez told joint news conference. What the president of Israel said, we take as a threat. Chavez broke relations with Israel this year. He won praise in the Muslim world after branding an Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip as genocide. His fierce speeches against Israel are taken by some supporters as a green light for anti-Semitism and walls in Caracas are often daubed with anti-Jewish slogans. Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust and has called for Israel to be wiped off the map.