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Iran's Zarif: Netanyahu headed for 'dustbin of history'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif weighed in after Israel's opposition formed a "change bloc" to unseat the longtime prime minister.
Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif poses for a photograph in Madrid on May 13, 2021.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the possible downfall of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tweeting Thursday that Israel’s longest-serving prime minister is headed for “the dustbin of history.”

After Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition, centrist leader Yair Lapid announced late Wednesday that he reached a deal with opposition parties to end Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. Under a rotation deal, right-wing Yamina leader Naftali Bennett would serve as prime minister until 2023 before Lapid takes over for the rest of the four-year term. 

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