(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)Iran’s supreme leader today called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed” in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing threats against Iran’s Mideast enemy. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speech marked a subdued Quds Day for Iran, which typically sees government-encouraged mass demonstrations in Tehran and elsewhere in the Islamic Republic, as well as Iranian-allied nations. “It will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed.”Iran under the U.S.-allied Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi had relations with Israel. The late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was among the first people invited to Iran after the revolution. Today, Iran and Israel remain enemies and Israel is believed to be behind airstrikes targeting Iranian forces in Syria.
Source: The Standard May 22, 2020 10:07 UTC