BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:58 A.M.) – Iran’s foreign minister rebuked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (12 March) night after he claimed that Tehran is committed to annihilating the Jews.
Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim that his country wants to annihilate Jews.
“Some 2,500 years ago in ancient Persia, there was an attempt to wipe out the Jews, which did not succeed, and which we commemorate with this holiday,” said Netanyahu in last’s week’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
“Today there is an attempt by Persia’s heir, Iran, to destroy the state of the Jews,” he added. “They say this as clearly as possible and inscribe it on their ballistic missiles.”
Zarif took to twitter to dispel Netanyahu’s claim.
“Once again, Benjamin Netanyahu not only distorts the realities of today, but also distorts the past – including Jewish scripture”, Zarif hit back wrote.
“It is truly regrettable that bigotry gets to the point of making allegations against an entire nation which has saved Jews three times in its history.
“The Book of Esther tells of how Xerxes I saved Jews from a plot hatched by Haman the Agagite, which is marked on this very day; again, during the time of Cyrus the Great, an Iranian king saved the Jews – this time from captivity in Babylon; and during the Second World War, when Jews were being slaughtered in Europe, Iran gladly took them in.”