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Netanyahu says ‘not surprised’ by Khamenei threat to destroy Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he isn’t surprised that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday called Israel the “cancerous tumor” of the region that must be “removed and eradicated.”

“The day before yesterday, Ayatollah Khamenei, the ruler of Iran, declared his intention to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu says in a video message shortly after arriving in Paris.

“Yesterday he explained how he would do it — with an unlimited enrichment of uranium to produce an arsenal of nuclear bombs,” he says. “We aren’t surprised, and will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.”

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