Israel plans to lodge a complaint with the United Nations about threatening language from a top Iranian official.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it was lodging a formal complaint with the United Nations after Mohammed Ali Jafari, chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, predicted in an open letter that Hezbollah would imminently destroy the “cancerous” Jewish state.
Jafari made his remarks in response to last week’s assassination in Damascus of Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s top terrorist chief. Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy in Lebanon.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry denounced Jafari’s threat as “an anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic and racist statement of the worst kind.”
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