Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to shut down his Twitter account for using the social media platform – which the Islamic regime has banned for its own citizens – to claim that all Iranians support the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Iran has long tried to push its nationals to further its jihadist ambitions against Israel and the West. It is no secret that Iran has been manipulating its citizens for years, pushing them to become a fifth column in the West. For example, in Canada:
Detailed personal and job information of Iranians and Muslim immigrants, and the level of their political and economic influence in the host country, is collected over time and then confidentially recorded in computer software. The most influential ones are then hand-picked to infiltrate and influence the Canadian government’s image of the Islamic regime, thereby affecting the political decision-making process and affecting policies.
Trump said in a speech last week, referencing Iran’s ruthlessness and global threat:
History has shown that the longer we ignore a threat, the more dangerous that threat becomes. For this reason, upon taking office, I’ve ordered a complete strategic review of our policy toward the rogue regime in Iran….Given the regime’s murderous past and present, we should not take lightly its sinister vision for the future. The regime’s two favorite chants are “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also threatened that ” no one would “trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation” if President Donald Trump ends the Iran nuclear deal.
The Iranian regime is a master propaganda machine. No one knows it better than the Iranian populace, whether they are for or against the regime:
Zarif’s tweet, which was retweeted almost 1,000 times, garnered thousands of responses, many of them from Iranians who reject the foreign minister’s claim.
“WATCH: Netanyahu Calls On Iranian Foreign Minister To Delete Twitter Account After Controversial Tweet”, by Deborah Danan, Breitbart, October 17, 2017:
TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to shut down his Twitter account for using the social media platform – which the Islamic regime has banned for its own citizens – to claim that all Iranians support the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
In a video message, Netanyahu slammed Zarif for his Saturday tweet reading: “Today, Iranians –boys, girls, men, women — are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.” On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would decertify the Iranian nuclear deal and employ “tough sanctions” on the IRGC, calling it a “terror force.”
“I hope you’re sitting down, because this one’s a whopper,” Netanyahu said in his video before citing Zarif’s tweet.
“I’d love to know what the Iranian people think of that tweet,” Netanyahu said. “Sadly, the regime bans them from using Twitter. Ironic, don’t you think?”
“Apparently I have a higher opinion of the Iranian people than their leaders. See, I’m sure that ordinary Iranians aren’t proud when the Revolutionary Guard murders innocent men and women around the globe. I’m sure that ordinary Iranian mothers and fathers wouldn’t have blown up a Jewish community center in Argentina filled with little children. Because that’s what the the Revolutionary Guard did,” he said in reference to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that claimed the lives of 85 people.
“I am sure that ordinary Iranians want to live in peace and don’t want their government to shoot students in the streets, hang gays from cranes, torture journalists in prison,” Netanyahu said.
“One day the Iranian people will be free. Free to tweet, free to express how they felt when their dictators compared them to the Iranian version of ISIS. So I have a simple message for Iran’s foreign minister: Delete. Your. Account.”
Zarif’s tweet, which was retweeted almost 1,000 times, garnered thousands of responses, many of them from Iranians who reject the foreign minister’s claim. In response to Zarif’s statement, Iranian human rights activist and journalist Heshmat Alavi tweeted, “You’re [sic] hands are drenched in the blood of millions across the region.