Sputnik News.com —————By Ilya Tsukanov —————–Tues., Dec.08, 2020
Tensions between Iran and Israel have reached new highs in the wake of the 27 November assassination of senior Iranian nuclear and missile scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. The Islamic Republic almost immediately blamed Tel Aviv for the brazen daylight attack. Tel Aviv has not made any formal statements on the matter.
The world would be a better place without Israel, and Arab countries penning normalisation agreements with the country risk being overthrown by their own people, Iranian Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani has declared.
“Undoubtedly, the world will be safer without the Zionist regime. Those government officials that are seeking, with humiliation, to normalise relations with the fake Zionist regime and are helping to implement the US schemes in the region will not have a better fate than those of [overthrown Libyan and Sudanese leaders Muammar] Gaddafi and Omar al-Bashir,” Shamkhani said, speaking to Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Tuesday, his remarks cited by Iran’s PressTV.
Pointing to the importance of the strategic relations between Iran and Syria, including in the fight against Israeli “aggression,” Shamkhani also called on the international community to “stand firm against the actions of this inhumane regime in order to create a safe and peaceful world.”
US Plunder Of Oil
In his remarks, Shamkhani also attacked the US over its ongoing occupation of parts of north-east Syria, accusing Washington of keeping troops in the country to “plunder Syrian oil, maintain the security of the Zionist regime, and expand ISIL* terrorist cells in the region,” and demanding that the US’s “evil presence” in the region come to an end.