By Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner
NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued another dire warning for Israel – the clock is winding down on the Jewish state.
The religious leader said via his Twitter feed Sept. 9 that Israel “will not see the next 25 years,” even after nuclear negotiations with the world powers are supposed to have curtailed Iran’s ambition for nuclear weapons.
“God willing, there will be no such thing as a Zionist regime in 25 years,” Khamenei wrote on the social media site. According to Khamenei, until Iran is able to complete its goal of the complete annihilation of Israel, “the struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of security for Zionists.”
The quote, according to the Times of Israel, was taken from a speech the Ayatollah had given earlier in the day. The speech was also reported in Iranian media.
In the speech, Khamenei blasted the United States, which he said had been “hypocritical” in its approach toward Iran as U.S. negotiators smiled while Congress sought to derail the plan. He also claimed the U.S. – still “the Great Satan” – was using the negotiations as a means to influence and “infiltrate” Iran.
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