Israel: "We Would Like to Believe Iran Is Led by Reasonable Leaders"

(Sputnik-Russia) Interview with Amb. Arye Mekel - Q: What is your take on Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami threatening Israel with destruction? Mekel: "Their threats just prove why we cannot allow the Iranians to have their positions in Syria, namely, they say clearly all the time that they want to destroy Israel. Every time that they have their demonstrations chanting 'Death to America,' at the same time they chant 'Death to Israel," and that's why we will not allow them to have their positions in Syria from which they can attack us....We would like to believe that Iran is led by serious or, anyway, reasonable leaders....If they continue to try to establish positions in Syria, and we don't allow it, they will pay the price....So, hopefully, they think it over and not try it anymore." Amb. Arye Mekel is a former spokesman for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2018-05-15 00:00:00

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