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12/08/2020
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Netanyahu: Khamenei is putting himself in danger by threatening Israel

PM spoke with leaders of Sudan and Chad, and expressed wish to increase ties with more Muslim countries.

Anyone who threatens Israel is in danger, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned, responding in his comments at the opening of Sunday’s cabinet meeting to remarks by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the weekend.

Announcing the formation of the new government’s diplomatic and security cabinet, Netanyahu warned: “The threats haven’tPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem stopped. You hear Khamenei threaten us with destruction. Anyone threatening us with destruction won’t succeed and puts himself in great danger.”

“It is our policy to oppose Iranian aggression everywhere,” he said. “We are blocking them from establishing bases in Syria and… developing weapons in Syria that can endanger the State of Israel.”

On Friday, Khamenei said: “The Zionist regime [Israel] is a deadly, cancerous tumor in the region. It will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed.”

Khamenei confirmed that the Iranian mullahs’ regime had been arming terrorists in Gaza.

“Iran realized Palestinian fighters’ only problem was lack of access to weapons,” he said. “With divine guidance and assistance, we planned – and the balance of power has been transformed in Palestine... today the Gaza Strip can stand against the aggression of the Zionist enemy and defeat it.”

Iran marked Quds Day – a holiday in honor of Jerusalem and against Israel – on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post