Responding to statements seen as a threat to Israel broadcast by Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s official Twitter account yesterday that Israel, or the “zionist regime” will not “see the next 25 years,” and that “struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moments of serenity for zionists,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “This will not happen.”
“He has made it clear that the US is the Great Satan and that Iran intends to destroy the State of Israel. This will not happen. Israel is a strong country and it will become even stronger.
“However, the conclusion that arises from the remarks of the tyrant in Tehran is that all responsible countries must cooperate in order to stop Iran’s terrorism and aggression which, to my regret, will only increase as a result of the agreement.”
Referring to the Iran nuclear deal, for which a September 17 deadline is in place before it automatically comes into effect, Khamenei stated that he will “not allow” negotiations in other areas. Republicans, who see the deal as a threat to Israel and the U.S., dispute the legality of this deadline.
The Wall Street Journal has referred to the Iranian leader as “Khamenei the Democrat,” referring to the Democratic Party support U.S. President Barack Obama has for the Iran deal.
Detractors of the Iran deal are concerned about a nuclear threat to Israel and about releasing billions of dollars currently not available to Iran to “supply terror groups around the world,” reports Jewish Journal contributor Dennis Prager.
In a move to block the deal that is seen as a threat to Israel and the world, and address a revolt among Republican Party members, Republican house leaders voted and did not receive support for their view that President Obama “violated the law” by withholding key elements of the Iran nuclear deal, reports the Guardian.
Prager notes that there are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections as Obama originally negotiated and that U.S. and Canadian inspectors will not be allowed into Iran among other shortcomings, heightening the threat to Israel.
That Khamenei has also asked for the permanent lifting of economic sanctions, which it was agreed could be restarted under snapback provisions, as reported by the Inquisitr, if Iran was found in violation of the deal, is also seen as heightening the threat to Israel.
“Khamenei is not giving supporters of the agreement any room for illusion,” Israel President Netanyahu stated.
“You’re flushing him with cash, letting him buy more weapons,” Senator Lindsay Graham was quoted by PJ Media, with regard to the Israel threat. “The next 15 years are going to be holy hell in the Mideast because of this deal.”
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