Iran’s supreme leader to Israel: “You will not see (the) next 25 years”
By Evan Lips | September 9, 2015, 14:26 EST
The supreme leader of the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism took to Twitter on Wednesday to claim that Israel will cease to exist within 25 years, a statement delivered just ahead of a landmark Congressional vote on whether to ratify President Obama’s nuclear pact with Iran.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatolla Ali Khamenei posted the series of tweets on both his English and Spanish language Twitter accounts.
The prediction of Israel’s demise appeared in a tweet that also accompanied a photo of a man walking across an Israeli flag that had been painted on a sidewalk.
Khamenei’s mention of “25 years” is likely a reference to the proposed nuclear deal.
Official language appearing in the agreement states that International Atomic Energy Agency “inspectors will have access to uranium mines and continuous surveillance at uranium mills, where Iran produces yellowcake (uranium concentrate powder), for 25 years.”
Khamenei’s tweets also refer to the United States as “the Great Satan.”
Khamenei’s Twitter posts appear to be selected from a speech he delivered earlier on Wednesday.
Khamenei’s comments came after several members of the U.S. Senate vowed to back the nuclear agreement, including Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
Mikulski on Wednesday became the 34th to publicly endorse the Iran nuclear deal, meaning Obama has gained enough votes to uphold an expected veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval that Republicans plans on introducing later this month.