Khamenei: 'Arrogant Countries' Tried to Bring Iran to Its Knees

Twitter account believed to be run by Iran's supreme leader attacks the countries involved in nuclear talks.

William Maclean, Haaretz
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Ali Khamenei waves to the crowd on Noruz, Persian New Year. March 21, 2014.
Ali Khamenei waves to the crowd on Noruz, Persian New Year. March 21, 2014.Credit: AFP
William Maclean, Haaretz

REUTERS - A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday "arrogant" powers had tried hard to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees but had failed.

In a comment apparently referring to the failure of Iran and six world powers on Monday to end a 12-year dispute about Iran's nuclear goals, a message on the English-language account said: "In the nuclear issue, arrogants have made their best to bring Iran to its knees but they were not able and will not be able to do so."

Recently, Khamenei has also proposed a plan for Israel's elimination on Twitter.

In the post, Khamenei accused Israel of seeking to realize its goals "by means of infanticide, homicide, violence & iron fist," and said that the only way to stop the "Israeli crimes" is to eliminate the "fake Zionist regime."

According to the post, the "proper way" of eliminating Israel "would come through a referendum that would encompass "all the original people of Palestine including Muslims, Christians and Jews wherever they are."In the #nuclear issue, arrogants have made their best to bring #Iran to its knees but they were not able and will not be able to do so.

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