Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued on Wednesday to rail against the Iranian nuclear deal being negotiated in Lausanne, saying it was outrageous that the world negotiates with Tehran as one of its military leaders says Israel’s destruction is “non-negotiable.”
“Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared and I quote: ‘Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable’, but evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” he said. “This is unconscionable.”
Israel Radio on Tuesday quoted Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Iranian revolutionary Guard’s Basij (volunteer) militia, as saying on the anniversary of the Islamic Republic Day in Tehran that “wiping Israel off the map is not up for negotiation.”
Iran’s Fars News Agency reported on Naqdi’s speech, but left out in its English story any reference to Israel, instead highlighting threats he made toward the Saudis for their intervention against the Iranian-supported Houthis in Yemen.
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