Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt Says Israel no Longer ‘US Chained Dog’
According to former Swedish prime minister and foreign minister Carl Bildt, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei is no longer correct to describe Israel as a “US chained dog” as things have now changed.
“When Iran Supreme Leader @khamenei_ir says that Israel is ‘US chained dog’ he has obviously missed key developments,” Bildt tweeted in Sunday, adding helpfully that the dictator needs a “reality check.”
Bildt was responding to a Twitter rant from Khamenei earlier in the day in which the leader of Iran said, “The cause of insecurity in the region is the Zionist regime which is the US chained dog.”
Bildt may have been referring to the recent distance that has developed between the US and Israel over differences of opinion in how to handle the Iranian nuclear threat and peace with the Palestinians.
Over the years, the Swedish politician has been a vocal critic of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, sometimes taking to Twitter to chastise the Jewish state. Last year he became the subject of ridicule for tweeting a satirical news story about an Israeli travel ban on Sweden as news.