Iranian FM Zarif, a Kerry pal, has learned that the media will eagerly repeat any lie he tells without actually ever questioning it.
Iranian leaders have never called for Israel’s destruction, the Tehran regime’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed in an interview this past weekend.
Speaking with the French newspaper Le Point, Zarif — the so-called “moderate” face of the regime during the talks that led to the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers — stated, “When did we say we want to annihilate Israel? Find one person that has said so. Nobody has said that.”
Zarif said it earlier this year.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, considered a moderate by many, was caught on tape Thursday joining a crowd in a chant calling for the destruction of Iran’s enemies—among them the US, UK and Israel.
The chant broke out after a speech delivered by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei held in Tehran.
The crowd is then heard chanting “Death to America”, “Death to Britain” and “Death to Israel,” all while Zarif is seen smiling and mouthing the words shouted by the participants.
But just so nobody back home gets the wrong idea about Iran not supporting the destruction of Israel, there’s a clarification.
On Monday, however, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi asserted that Zarif had been responding to a “trick question” and that his words were in line with the Islamic Republic’s policies, the semi-official state news agency Mehr reported.
According to Ghasemi, “What Zarif said in his interview with Le Point about the Zionist regime’s annihilation was the repeat and exact utterance of the remarks” made by late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as well as his successor, Ali Khamenei, who predicted that Israel “would cease to exist in 25 years.”
So it’s still Death to Israel in Tehran, but when speaking to western media, it’s “Iran is the home of peace, love and bunnies.”
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