We 'reject the existence of any Israeli on this Earth': Iranian official

Our new best buddies – the Iranians – are nothing if not crystal-clear on their intentions toward Israel.  We are reminded of this again as a top aide to the speaker of the Iranian parliament had some bloodcurdling words for Jews.

Hussein Sheikholeslam, a senior adviser to Iran’s Speaker of Parliament, told the Hamas-affiliated newspaper al-Resalah that Tehran “reject[s] the existence of any Israeli on this earth,” a position he says Iran relayed to the P5+1 powers during the nuclear negotiations, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. According to Sheikholeslam, Iran “will do everything to renew” its support for Hamas, which Tehran lessened in retaliation to the Sunni group’s opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war.

Sheikholeslam’s comments are the latest in a series of threats issued against Israel by Iran since the Islamic Republic signed a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 powers last month.

A video posted on a website linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), titled “Preparation of the complete destruction of Israel by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Islamic Revolution in Iran,” called for Israel’s “erasure from the annals of history,” according to another report in The Times of Israel on Wednesday. The clip depicts an invasion of Jerusalem by an Islamic army that includes Hamas and Hezbollah among its ranks.

Earlier this week, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on his English-language Twitter account that Iran will “take all possible means to support anyone who fights Israel, is against the Zionist regime and supports resistance.”

It goes without saying that a nuclear weapon in the hands of these fanatical anti-Semites would be extraordinarily dangerous for Israel.  But the deal that's about to be approved by Congress – even with a best-case scenario – will only delay an Iranian bomb, not make it impossible.

And that's what's needed.  That we have recognized Iran's right to enrich uranium and possess a "peaceful" nuclear program may go down as one of the biggest blunders in history.  This irresponsible, hateful, backward regime is about to get its hands on the ultimate defense against insulting the prophet and a guarantee of a general Middle East war.

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