After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel offered to provide Iran and Iraq with aid following the deadly earthquake that struck the countries earlier this week, an official in his office said that the offer was immediately rejected.
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According to an official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, Israel’s offer to help the earthquake victims in Iran and Iraq was immediately turned down. The official added that the quick rejection shows the Iranian regime’s true colors.
Speaking in a video message that was broadcasted at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel offered to help Iran and Iraq via the Red Cross.
Iran after the earthquake Photo Credit: IRNA/Channel 2 News
“I just saw the pictures of the destruction in Iran and Iraq from this week’s earthquake,” he stated. “I saw these heartbreaking images of men and women and children buried under the rubble. So I am proud to announce tonight that a few hours ago I directed that we offer the Red Cross medical assistance for the Iraqi and Iranian victims of this disaster.”
“I’ve said many times that we have no quarrel with the people of Iran,” Netanyahu continued. “Our quarrel is only with the tyrannical regime that holds them hostage and threatens our destruction. But our humanity is greater than their hatred. Israel continues to be a light unto the nations and this is what I am proud of. And all of you can be proud of Israel’s morals and Israel’s might.”