In heated statements he made on Sunday, an Iranian military leader and adviser to the Ayatollah called the Israeli's the Nazis' heir and called for the elimination of the Jewish homeland. The United States and Israel are not targeting any one particular Islamic nation, but are placing the entire Islamic world in their crosshairs, the top military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said.
"The threats posed by the U.S. and the Zionists definitely do not target a single Arab or Islamic government and country, but they target the [sic] entire Islamic governments and nations, and the whole Muslim states from Africa to Asia are in danger," Major General Seyed Yahya Rahim Safavi told Iranians on Sunday.
"The catastrophe in Palestine and Gaza is worse than the Nazis' crimes and if the European countries remember the Nazis' killings, they know that today the Zionists are the heirs of the Nazis," Safavi told reporters in Tehran.
Gen. Safavi claims that his country's reaction to the U.S. and Israeli threats should be to push for uniting the Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. He also said that the Muslim countries could eliminate Israel economically by working together.
"Apart from the [sic] military supports, the key to liberation of holy Quds is unity and convergence among the Islamic governments and nations," the general said. He also advised Muslim leaders to close Israel's embassies or consulates in their countries but stopped short of advising the same for U.S. embassies.
Gen. Safavi's remarks coincided with those of Ayatollah Khamenei speech on July 29, in which he condemned Israel for attacking "defenseless people of Gaza" and urged Muslim countries to put aside their disagreements and sectarian animosity and take action to end the "blatant atrocities of the Zionists."
"Our clear message for the Islamic governments is that let's rise to help the oppressed and show that the Islamic world will not stay silent on cruelty and oppression," the Iran's leader declared.
He also praised the Iranian students who submitted hundreds of letters to the embassies or Muslim nations to protesting their countries' non-action to Zionist war crimes in Israel's attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza.
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