Tipping Point Quick Hits (12.2.21)
Wars and Rumors of Wars: Iran/Israel, Russia/Ukraine, China/Taiwan
Iranian military spokesman urges destruction of Israel
As I mentioned in yesterday’s Tipping Point Show, the spokesman for Iran’s armed forces recently made genocidal, antisemitic remarks about Israel—just days before nuclear talks are supposed to begin in Vienna. On Saturday, according to the Jerusalem Post, Brig.-Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi urged the total destruction of Israel:
“We will not back off from the annihilation of Israel, even one millimeter. We want to destroy Zionism in the world,” Shekarchi told the Iranian Students News Agency.
The statement comes as the Biden administration and other world leaders are meeting about Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. State Department continues to recognize Iran as the world’s top state-sponsor of terrorism, while Israel has made it clear that she will preemptively attack Iran to stop its nuclear capabilities.