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Anti-Netanyahu petition shows world hatred of Israel: Iran cleric

11 September 2015 18:28




A top Iranian cleric says the anger in the UK toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows the Tel Aviv regime has turned into a global object of hatred across the world.

“The campaign of hatred for the Zionist regime, which began in Iran, has spread across the world,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani in an address to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Netanyahu traveled to the UK on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss hosts of issues including the crisis in Syria and the July 14 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Pro-Palestine demonstrators carry Palestinian flags and placards outside the gates of Downing Street in London, Britain, on September 9, 2015 as they protest against a visit to the country by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. © AFP


The Israeli premier’s trip has provoked anger among many Britons with a number of them gathering outside Downing Street on Wednesday to demand his arrest for war crimes in the Gaza Strip. Several people were arrested after scuffles broke out between the protesters and police.

More than 108, 000 Britons have signed a petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest when in London. They want him to be brought to justice for the crimes committed during Israel’s deadly war on Gaza last year.

US lies about Daesh eradication

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian cleric said the United States seeks “to administer” the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group and is telling lies about the its intention to eradicate the terrorists.

“The US claims that it seeks to uproot Daesh in coalition with countries but it is lying because it wants to use Daesh wherever necessary,” Movahedi Kermani stated.

He said the world is currently witnessing the tragic flight of the Syrian and Iraqi people from their homelands. The Iranian cleric slammed the so-called advocates of human rights for keeping silent on the issue.

Europe is currently facing the biggest refugee crisis in decades, with thousands of asylum seekers, many of them fleeing violence in areas hit by Daesh, specifically in Syria and Iraq, trying to reach the western countries in the continent.

The United Nations has predicted that the number of refugees heading for Europe will drastically increase in the near future.

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