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Top Intel Bulletin Highlights “Consistency in Policy Statements” Across Iran Governments, Assesses Rouhani “No More Tolerant of Israel and the U.S.” than Al Qaeda

The highly influential NightWatch intelligence bulletin on Monday underlined its assessment that despite rhetorical differences between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, their government’s respective stances “about Israel, peace in the Middle East, and the [United States]… do not differ.”

The bulletin was evaluating the significance of a Friday incident in which Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, used the podium at a Tunisian celebration marking the country’s new constitution to slam the U.S. and brand the Jewish state a “cancerous tumor.”

NightWatch analyzed the incident:

What is important to note is the consistency in policy statements by Ahmadi-Nejad and Rouhani. Muslim zealots remain in control in Tehran.

Their political theology relative to the destruction of Israel matches that of the Sunni jihadists. Rouhani is no more tolerant of Israel and the US than is Zawahiri. At some point Western leaders must confront the fact that Islamic extremists, both Sunni and Shia, what the destruction of Israel.

Iranian TV over the weekend broadcast simulated footage of the Islamic republic saturation bombing Israeli military and civilian centers, including – per one Israeli outlet’s roundup – “Kikar Hamedina square in Tel Aviv… Ben Gurion Airport and military bases such as The Kirya (the IDF headquarters)… the Azrieli towers, Panorama Towers in Haifa, and the oil refineries in Haifa bay.”

The film includes footage of “Tel Aviv going up in flames.” The clip, which runs more than 11 minutes and includes footage of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei speaking to cadets, was posted by the Iranians to YouTube and can be viewed below.

[Photo: JewishNewsOne / YouTube]