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Iran Steps Up Threats to Israel, US

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: wikicommons/Mahmoud Hosseini)

The core pillars of Iranian foreign policy remain unchanged, anchored in anti-Israeli, anti-American, and anti-Semitic politics. However, writes Gatestone Institute's Majid Rafizadeh, the Islamic Republic is ramping up its threats against the free world by playing a game of fear-mongering and trying to intimidate the U.S.:

Iran's threats against Israel and the US are becoming bolder and louder. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is now repeatedly threatening Israel's annihilation relatively soon.

According to Iran's Press TV, Khamenei recently stated:

"The Zionist regime -- as we have already said -- will cease to exist in the next 25 years if there is a collective and united struggle by the Palestinians and the Muslims against the Zionists."

In addition, Iranian officials are warning President-elect Donald Trump that if he makes any wrong move, it would lead to a World War, wiping Israel from the face of earth and destroying the smaller Gulf states.

Iranian leaders are adopting their classic tactics and strategy of threatening in advance -- and frequently -- probably to obtain concessions, push the next US administration to pursue policies of appeasement, and, more importantly, to drive the US to abandon Israel.

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