The Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to Iran last week railed against the “Zionist enemy” and expressed his hope that the Islamic Republic will develop nuclear weapons, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported.
Palestinian Ambassador to Iran: I Pray that Iran Will Produce 1,000 Nuclear Bombs pic.twitter.com/4XXP0Qsfjd
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In an interview with Al-Manar television, which is affiliated with the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, Salah Zawawi decried the “100-year-old Western enterprise,” which he claimed seeks to establish “Greater Israel” in order to “control disintegrated Arab and Islamic countries.”
Israel is “truly terrified” of Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal, Zawawi added. “If Iran produces a nuclear bomb – and I pray to Allah that Iran will produce 1,000 nuclear bombs – it will not be directed against any Arab or Islamic country. It will be used to defend, at the very least, the Islamic republic and its principles,” he said.
Zawawi’s language echoes that of Jibril Rajoub, former Palestinian security chief and current head of the Palestinian Football Association, who was elevated in December to a key post in Fatah, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party. Rajoub told a Hezbollah-linked broadcaster in 2013 that Israel is the “enemy” of Palestinians, and that “in the name of Allah, if we had nuclear weapons, we’d be using them.”
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