Israel is a “deadly and harmful appendage” for the region that will be “eradicated,” Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a speech commemorating Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on Friday.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei giving a speech on Quds Day, May 22, 2020. (Screengrab)
Khamenei calls for expansion of jihad
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the call by the Iranian Supreme Leader @khamenei_ir to fight #Israel. This is a threat to international peace and security. The security of Israel is of paramount importance and the EU will stand at its side.— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) May 21, 2020
Watch: Ismail Haniyeh, the head of #Hamas’ political bureau, salutes the Islamic Republic of #Iran for being its top financial and military supporter, urging for an overall strategy to face Israel who “threatens our cause and our #Jerusalem.”https://t.co/09WOmhjBQh pic.twitter.com/ipSWFBRb35— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 20, 2020