Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared on his English-language Twitter account today that Israel – or the “Zionist regime” – will be gone in 25 years.
In his message, Khamenei said, “God willing there will be nothing of Zionist regime by 25 years.” He added, “Until then, struggling, heroic and Jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists.” The picture accompanying Khamenei’s remarks showed what appeared to be the Iranian leader walking over the image of an Israeli flag.
After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years; I’d say: pic.twitter.com/dBA7oAbFPX
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) September 9, 2015
Khamenei often takes to Twitter to express anti-Israel and anti-American sentiments.
Last month, the Supreme Leader said on the social media platform that Iran will “take all possible means to support anyone who fights Israel, is against the Zionist regime and supports resistance.”
Following the agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Supreme Leader tweeted out an image depicting President Barack Obama with a gun to his head. Last November, he tweeted a nine-point plan for the elimination of Israel.
The Algemeiner reported that Khamenei’s Twitter account released a “blitz” of anti-American tweets last week.
He accused the U.S. government of “global arrogance,” and said “Zionist companies” and “economic cartels” were behind it. …
“Enemy and global arrogance is not an illusion; it’s a reality, and its utmost epitome is U.S. government and Zionist and economic cartels backing it,” he said. He warned that the “short-term” cooperation with the United States should “not deceive us.”
“We must always be aware of the enemy’s plots,” he wrote, adding a critique of what he called Western hypocrisy regarding terrorism, namely that countries such as the U.S. consider Iran a a state sponsor of terrorism while backing governments like Saudi Arabia and Israel, which have waged war on Islamist terrorist groups in Yemen and the Gaza Strip, respectively. He said it was hypocritical to declare Lebanese and Palestinian “resistance movements” (Iran backs Lebanese Hezbollah, Hamas in Gaza and Palestinian Islamic Jihad) terrorist groups, while simultaneously backing Israeli “tyranny.”