Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali KhameneiReuters

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khameni, Iran’s Supreme Leader, tweeted Wednesday an old quote of his that as a result of the two world wars, “the dangerous & deadly #Zionist outgrowth was created in the heart of the world of Islam.”

Ayatollah Khamenei is the “religious” and political leader of Iran who, from as early as 2001 to the present, has consistently maintained that “It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region.”

Khamenei is also the man solely responsible for all decisions concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

President Barack Obama claims the same Khamenei has issued a religious fatwa against use of a nuclear bomb. The recent P5+1 Vienna Announcement, negotiated by six powers headed by the US, includes the release of upwards of 150 billion dollars of hard cash to Iran.

To put in context Khamenei’s description of Israel as an “outgrowth", Khamenei stated in 2012, “From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will help. We have no fear expressing this.” He concluded by saying that Israel is a "cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut." /News/News.aspx/152408

Khamenei’s entire string of tweets Wednesday reads as follows:

  • I’ve read European history. These European gentlemen caused 2 devastating world wars in last century.2 world wars in less than a century.‪#WW1
  • Europeans caused largest wars in history which killed many people. We were in this part of world, but waves of their wars damaged us too. ‪#WW1
  • Western civilization, reveals its true nature and identity, giving humanity an experience. Wars come to an end, but experiences remain. ‪#WW1
  • It was after these wars that the dangerous & deadly ‪#Zionist outgrowth was created in the heart of the world of Islam. 8/19/12, 4/30/97

The fact that Khamenei cites his own quotes as first stated in 1997, means that the belief that Israel is a “dangerous a& deadly Zionist outgrowth” has been a consistent position of the Ayatollah’s for at least 18 years.

Analysts revealed Tuesday that the US is preparing to lift sanctions on Khamenei's secret network of organizations, worth over $95 billion, as part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Khamenei – who just this Sunday tweeted an image of Obama shooting himself in the head and who has admitted the negotiations were just a ploy to deceive the West – will have the money pumped back into his personal financial empire, reports the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday.

The renewed funds to the network of businesses and organizations, known as the Headquarters for the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order or EIKO, will go straight to Khamenei's pocket.

Sanctions relief to EIKO will "pump tens of billions of dollars into the supreme leader’s personal coffers, helping him secure his grip on the Iranian people, and bolstering Iran’s ability to promote its agenda abroad," according to a new analysis by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies cited in the report.

"Of all the sanctions to be lifted in last week’s Iran nuclear agreement, few are more significant" than those benefiting EIKO, according to the analysts.

EIKO was created by Khamenei's predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in 1989.