In a new video statement on Twitter, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a simple message for Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: “Delete your account.”
His directive comes after Zarif posted the following message.
Today, Iranians--boys, girls, men, women--are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 14, 2017
That message is ironic, Netanyahu said, since the Iranian regime bans Iranians from using Twitter. He had a few more reasons as to why ordinary Iranians would reject Zarif's comparison.
My message to Iran's foreign minister: Delete your account pic.twitter.com/i0Ca57uc4u— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 16, 2017
“I’m sure that ordinary Iranians aren’t proud when the Revolutionary Guard murders innocent men and women around the globe,” he said. “I’m sure that ordinary Iranian mothers and fathers wouldn’t have blown up a Jewish community center in Argentina filled with little children.”
The IRGC was recently labeled a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the Trump administration. The president also signed off on sanctions against the regime, while United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley recently warned the UN security council that they were getting played by Iran, who continually violates resolutions.
“The Iranian regime abuses its own people," she told the council. "It imprisons or murders political opposition. It persecutes Christians and other religious minorities. It denies freedom of speech. It executes gays and lesbians."
Ordinary Iranians do not want to be compared to "the Iranian version of ISIS," Netanyahu emphasized in his statement. "They want to live in peace."