Jerusalem: “The election of Ebrahim Raisi as the President of Iran is the final warning and wake up call for the superpowers trying to reach a nuclear deal. Do not allow weapons of mass destruction to fall into the hands of the Iranian regime, which has brutally hanged hundreds of Iranians,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned. The government’s aggressive policies can be noted with the warning given by the new Israeli prime minister to the United States. Meanwhile, a senior official in Israel’s security agency has called on Israel to launch fresh attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Ebrahim Raisi won a landslide victory in Iran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, said Raisi’s victory over liberal candidates in the country was a victory for Iran. Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip have welcomed Raisi’s victory. However, Naftali Bennett’s government, which recently came to power in Israel, warned the United States.
Speaking to the media after the weekly cabinet meeting held every Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett expressed concern over Raisi’s victory. ‘Ayatollah Khamenei, a religious leader who holds the highest authority in the Iranian political system, brought Raisi to power. He was not elected by free and popular vote,’ the Israeli prime minister said, alleging a conspiracy at play behind Raisi’s victory.
‘Raisi’s election is, I would say, the last chance for world powers to wake up before returning to the nuclear agreement and who they are doing business with. It is the last chance to identify the ruthless regime that these superpowers will strengthen by the nuclear deal. A regime of brutal hangmen must never be allowed to have weapons of mass destruction,’ Bennett said, raising the alarm.
“Even if there is a change of government in Israel, we will not allow Iran to become nuclear-armed. Israel’s stand on it will remain unchanged,” Israeli Prime Minister Bennett announced. Also, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid referred to Iranian President-elect Ibrahim Raisi as the “Butcher of Tehran.” Israel’s foreign minister has accused that Raisi has been brought in power to fulfil Khamenei’s dream of making Iran armed with nuclear weapons and spread terrorism around the world.
Speaking to a local news channel, a senior Israeli security official expressed concern over Raisi’s election. At the same time, the official said that new attacks on Iran‘s nuclear facilities were needed if the country were to be prevented from building a nuclear bomb.
Raisi is known as a hardline leader in Iran. In 1988, Raisi ordered the execution of hundreds of political prisoners opposing Iran’s rule as the judicial chief. Subsequently, the United States imposed sanctions on Raisi. Moreover, the new Israeli prime minister has pinpointed that it would be dangerous for the United States to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program once such a hardline leader takes office.