“I’d say (to Israel) that they will not see (the end) of these 25 years,” the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Khamenei as saying on Wednesday at the Imam Khomeini Mosque.
On the Iranian leader’s official Twitter account, he alluded to the recently signed Iranian nuclear deal and reaffirmed his statement warning of the destruction of Israel, posting the following: “After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years; I’d say: Firstly you will not see next 25 years, god willing there will be nothing as Zionist regime by next 25 years. Secondly, until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists”.
This is not the first time that Ayatollah Khamenei has taken to Twitter to incite violence against Israel. In August, the Supreme Leader declared his support for “anyone” fighting against Israel, and pledged to support them by “all possible means”.
The statements are seen as a reaffirmation of Iran’s support of regional terror groups against Israel. Khamenei said on his official English language Twitter account: “We support resistance in Palestine and the region, and take all possible means to support anyone who fights Israel, is against the Zionist regime and supports resistance.” Using a Twitter hashtag, he declared, “We spare no opportunity to support anyone #FightingTheZionists”.
The outburst followed a similar statement from the Ayatollah in July, when he pledged to supporters that Iran would continue to support terror groups in the region, despite the recently announced nuclear agreement with the P5+1.
Last year, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted out a nine-point plan of “key questions about the elimination of Israel”.