On February 8, 2019, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei delivered a speech on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran’s allegedly “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani has called Israel a “cancerous tumor.” He doubled down by suggesting that Israel was a “fake regime” established by Western countries. This moderate language seems suspiciously similar to the supposedly hard-line Ayatollah Khamenei. It perfectly exemplifies the fine line between moderates and hard-liners in Iran.