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February 24, 2017 4:08 pm

Ex-Top Israeli Official: Iran ‘Far More Dangerous’ Post-Nuclear Deal, Seeks ‘Continuing Conflict and Escalation’

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Former Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold. Photo: Facebook.

Former Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold. Photo: Facebook.

Rather than becoming more moderate — as promised by the Obama administration during its marketing of the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal — the Iranian regime is now “far more dangerous” than it was when it agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with six world powers, a former top Israeli diplomatic official said on Thursday.

Recent hostile rhetoric by top Tehran regime officials — including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s call for the destruction of Israel — shows Iran is seeking “continuing conflict and escalation,” ex-Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold — currently the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs — said.

On Thursday, as reported by The Algemeiner, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan declared that “liberating Quds (Jerusalem) and destroying the Zionist tumor is the main duty of Muslims.”

A day earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the “tireless resistance” of the Palestinians against Israel, saying that “intifada” was the “sole choice by a noble nation to stay and not give up.”

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