As Iranians on Monday “commemorated” the 34th anniversary of their seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted that “masses of Iranians are shouting 'death to America' and 'death to Israel.' For them, it is a special day, as they celebrate the success of the Islamic revolution,” Netanyahu said.
But for the rest of the world, the mass display of hate provides a different message, the Prime Minister said. “Whoever wishes to see the true face of Iran's government, whoever wants to see what is happening in Iran today, whoever wants to see what the Iranian people really think, need only look” at the protest and listen to the anti-American and anti-Israel comments by Iran's leaders.
There's another message Israel and the rest of the world needed to take from Monday's events, said Netanyahu. “A government that is fueled by an ideology of hate, as Iran's is, one that sends out terrorists to the far corners of the Middle East to kill and maim, one that refuses to accept the rulings of the UN Security Council” and continues to enrich uranium as it saw fit – such a government “can never be allowed to have nuclear weapons,” the Prime Minister said.
“I call on the international community not to close their eyes, not to blink, and not to give in,” Netanyahu said. “Iran has no place to go. Their economy is about to topple. We must increase the pressure on them,” he added.