Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed Israel for its “failed” effort to thwart his country’s newly announced nuclear deal with world powers.
“Do not be deceived by the propaganda of the usurper Zionist regime,” Rouhani said Tuesday in a broadcast on Iran’s Press TV, adding that “today major world powers recognized Iran’s nuclear program.”
“The Zionist state has failed in its efforts,” he added, in reference to Israel’s staunch opposition to the nuclear deal.
Rouhani continued his remarks against Israel on Twitter in an attempt to calm regional fears over a resurgent Iran.
“To our neighbours: Do not be deceived by the propaganda of the warmongering Zionist regime. #Iran & its power will translate into your power,” Rouhani tweeted.
To our neighbours: Do not be deceived by the propaganda of the warmongering Zionist regime. #Iran & its power will translate into your power
— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) July 14, 2015
Israel and leading Arab states in the Middle East fear that the removal of economic sanctions on Iran will allow the country to provide more funding to terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, leading to further destabilization in the region. Rouhani tried to dismiss those claims in his televised speech.
“Today, we are at an important juncture in the history of our country and our revolution, and the situation in the region,” Rouhani said.