Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary, trump labels it 40 years of failure

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Monday that this year could be the last time it celebrates the anniversary of its Islamic revolution if it attacks Israel.

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“I do not ignore the threats of the Iranian regime but neither am I intimidated by them,” Netanyahu said in a statement and video issued by his office as Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of its revolution.

“If this regime makes the awful mistake of trying to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, it will not succeed,” the Israeli leader said.

“However, this would be the last anniversary of the revolution that they celebrate. They should take this into account,” Netanyahu said in a warning to his country’s archfoe.

Celebrations culminated in Iran on Monday for the February 1-11 period in 1979 when the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile and ousted the pro-Western shah.

The American President Donald Trump expressed his dismay on Iran’s celebration of regime overthrow anniversary by sharing an info-graphic with tweets in English and Persian languages.

The english tweet read, “40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future.”


AFP/Newsone

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