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Iran’s Khamenei calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ with assured ‘destruction’

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Thursday described Israel as a “cancerous tumor” destined for “destruction.”

“The Islamic world will certainly witness the destruction of the Zionist cancerous tumor,” state news agency IRNA quoted Khamenei as saying.

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Iran does not recognize Israel and has made support for the Palestinian cause a fundamental component of its foreign policy since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Khamenei reiterated his criticism of Muslim countries maintaining ties with Israel, asking: “Why don’t Muslim leaders publicly cut off their ties with the murderous Zionist regime and stop helping this regime?”

Since the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas on October 7, Iran’s top leader has on multiple occasions urged Muslim countries to sever relations with Israel.

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Iran, a key source of financial and military support for Hamas, praised the Palestinian group’s October 7 attack on Israel while denying any involvement in its planning or execution.

Israeli officials say the Hamas attack killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and around 240 people were taken hostage. In response, Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas, the governing body in the Gaza Strip.

According to health authorities in Gaza, Israel’s air and ground campaign has killed more than 29,000 people, most of them women and children.

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