Opponents of the U.S. Iran nuclear deal were handed a ‘I told you so’ gift today when Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that Israel will not exist in 25 years.
In an address to the Iranian people Iran’s leader said "I'd say to Israel that they will not see the end of these 25 years. God willing, there will be no such thing as a Zionist regime in 25 years. Until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists."
Experts say the reference to 25 years most probably referred to the monitoring of the country's nuclear program for 25 years which is a stipulation of the Iran nuclear deal which will see the lifting of sanctions on the country in return for the monitoring.
In his address, Khamenei also said he had only approved negotiations with the U.S.on the nuclear monitoring issue and that he would not be allowing further talks with the U.S. on any other topics.
"The Americans want negotiations with Iran as a means to infiltrate into the country and impose their will," he said. "The Americans don’t hide their hostility towards Iran: One of them smiles, and at the same time, others take measures against Iran."
Khamenei continued his vitriol towards the U.S, with "There are those in Iran who insist to dress the Great Satan America in costumes, and paint it as an angel. We've expelled the Satan (the U.S.) out the door, it is forbidden for us to permit him to enter through the window."
Yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama won a major victory in the congressional war over the Iran nuclear deal by gaining 41 Senate votes, which potentially enables a filibuster to preventing a vote on a Republican backed resolution to throw out the agreement.
With the majority of Senate Democrats in favor of the deal, its supporters can stop the disapproval resolution in its tracks in the Senate, thereby avoiding the need for a veto from Obama.