In a series of tweets this week, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei described Israel as a “rabid, predatory dog”, attacked Britain as “a source of evil and catastrophe for the nations in our region”, calling the UK’s role in the creation of Israel “malicious”.
He wrote that “The Zionist regime and its criminal supporters recognise no bounds in brutality and trampling of moral norms. They consider genocide, destruction, the massacre of children and women and any oppression permissible in Palestine. This rabid, predatory dog attacks innocent ppl [sic]”.
He continued that “The Zionist regime has proven it doesn’t abide by any treaty and doesn’t understand any language but the language of force. Israel has proven it only knows force. It cannot be spoken to except with the Palestinian nation’s language of power and the Islamic nation’s global power”.
Lashing out at Britain, he wrote: “Britain has always been a source of evil and catastrophe for the nations in our region. They’ve hurt the lives of nations in ways unparalleled in the world. In a malicious move in #Palestine, they displaced a nation and destroyed a country with a history of thousands of years”.
Also this week, Ayatollah Khamenei released and anti-Israel poster evoking Nazi ‘Final Solution’. The poster shared on his website showed people celebrating at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem after apparently capturing it from Israel as a Palestinian flag is raised over the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The text on the poster says: “Palestine Will Be Free. The final solution: Resistance until Freedom”.
Khamenei has frequently denied the Holocaust over the years and declared the need to “cut out the cancer” of Israel.