JERUSALEM—When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits a major United Nations institution in Rome Wednesday, on the first visit by an Iranian president to Europe in more than a decade, he will be upbraided for Iran’s making a “mockery” of the Holocaust by holding a satirical Holocaust cartoon contest, the Tel Aviv daily Ha’aretz reported Tuesday.
A senior Iranian military official has vowed to “set fire” to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regional reports demonstrating that Tehran is still committed to fighting the United States in the wake of a recently inked nuclear accord.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that the Islamic Republic would violate outstanding United Nations restrictions governing the country’s ballistic missile program and that the behavior would not violate the recent nuclear accord, according to a translation of the leader’s remarks performed by the CIA’s Open Source Center.
Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of a recently inked nuclear deal in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to regional reports.
VIENNA—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the entire country to “shout its hatred for the Zionists” and back Palestinian efforts to violently seize territory from Israel, according to comments made on Wednesday in celebration of Quds Day, which marks the last Friday in Ramadan and has historically been used to tout Palestinian violence against the Jewish state.