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Israel’s Bennett says world powers must 'wake up' after Iranian elections

Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and new Foreign Minister Yair Lapid both say that the results of Iran’s presidential elections reflect the country’s true menacing and dangerous intentions.
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the Kohelet Policy Forum conference, where he warned Israel would strike a "resounding blow" if attacked by Iran, Jerusalem, Jan. 8, 2020.

Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said June 20 that the results of the Iranian elections show world powers they must wake up and reconsider returning to the nuclear deal.

Speaking at the opening of the first new Cabinet meeting, Bennett said, "This weekend, Iran chose a new president — Ebrahim Raisi. Of all the people that [Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei could have chosen, he chose the 'Hangman of Tehran,' the man infamous among Iranians and across the world for leading the Death Committees, which executed thousands of innocent Iranian citizens throughout the years. Raisi's election is, I would say, the last chance for the world powers to wake up before returning to the nuclear agreement, and to understand who they are doing business with. These guys are murderers, mass murderers. A regime of brutal hangmen must never be allowed to have weapons of mass destruction that will enable it to not kill thousands, but millions. Israel's position will not change on this."

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