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Iranian leader tweets his intention to destroy Israel

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10 Nov 2014
Iranian leader tweets his intention to destroy Israel

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday gave  the world a preview of his plans should his government’s renegade nuclear program ever be completed by tweeting a statement regarding Israel. “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated. #HandsOffAlAqsa," the tweet says. He also tweeted that the "only means to confront a barbaric regime like Israel is arming West Bank." Following the tweets, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Sunday that “The international community faces a clear choice, it can cave to Iranian demands in an agreement that would be dangerous for Israel and the world. “Or it can stand firm and insist that Iran dismantle its capacity to produce nuclear weapons.” Meanwhile, nuclear negotiations between diplomats from Iran, the US and EU entered their second day Monday in Oman.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with US Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union envoy Catherine Ashton and Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah in Oman on Sunday, just two weeks ahead of a 24 November deadline for reaching an agreement.

Israel has stated those concerns outright. “The reports that we continue to get from the International Atomic Energy Agency shows that Iran continues to lie and deceive the world with respect to its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said on Sunday. “We must do everything to make sure that such a regime is not armed with nuclear weapons.”

Netanyahu was referring to a report issued by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday which declared Iran has failed to address many of the questions the IAEA has put to it in recent years regarding its nuclear activities.

Meanwhile, US President Barak Obama addressed the ongoing negotiations with Iran during an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation program;

And here is a video analyzing the danger to Israel from Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy militia in Lebanon


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