The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, responded with fury in reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday speech to a joint session of the United States Congress.
In his speech, the Israeli leader warned that a “bad deal” was in the works with the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran, one which will likely result in Tehran being given a clear path to reach its goal of developing nuclear weapons.
Iran’s state-run PressTv reported that “Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham called the speech a deceitful show and part of the hardliners’ political propaganda in Tel Aviv.”
“There is no doubt that the international opinion does not consider any value or standing for a child-killing regime,” the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said about Israel.
Afkham said, “This speech was a sign of the weakness and extreme isolation of radical groups.”
“With the continuation of [nuclear] talks and Iran’s serious will to diffuse the fabricated crisis [over its nuclear program], Iranophobic policy has met with serious problems and the founders of such propaganda and the planners of the fake crisis have started struggling,” she added.
Iran’s PressTv ran headlines such as, “Pelosi slams Netanyahu ‘insult to US,’” and “I didn’t watch Netanyahu speech: Obama.”
Additionally, after the speech, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted, “U.S. officials are obliged to show consideration for #Israel & cover up its #crimes. Zionists corporations’ money & power have troubled them.”