Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Warnings on Iran

Executions have exponentially risen since the election of President Hassan Rouhani (AP)

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Netanyahu: Iran Deceiving the World with Smiles
By Tzippe Barrow
CBN News Internet Producer – Jerusalem
January 24, 2014

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is deceiving the world with smiles, while continuing to spin a web of lies, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“Rouhani is continuing with the Iranian show of deception,” Netanyahu said. “At a time when Rouhani condemns the HASSAN ROUHANIkilling of innocents, dozens of innocents were recently executed in Iran.”

Amnesty International reports Iran has been executing an average of two people a day since the beginning of the year.  “The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming,” Amnesty International Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Hassiba Hadj Sahroui said, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported earlier this week. “The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at the same time executions continue to increase.”

Meanwhile, Netanyahu noted, Rouhani speaks against intervening in Syria’s bloody civil war, while Iran continues arming the Assad regime and directing its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, to kill Syrian civilians.

While Rouhani talks about allowing Iranians access to technology, he prevents free access to the Internet. He talks about peace in the Middle East, while vowing to wipe Israel off the map. He said Iran’s nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes, while it continues to build centrifuges and develop its heavy water reactor, with the sole purpose
to produce nuclear weapons.

“Rouhani has admitted that a decade ago, he deceived the West in order to advance the Iranian nuclear program. He is doing this today as well,” Netanyahu said.

The world community must not be fooled by this deception, the Israeli prime minister warned. It’s in everyone’s interest to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear arsenal.

Later Thursday, Netanyahu will address the forum on Israeli innovations in hi-tech and other industries.

From the Author:   I would have to agree with Netanyahu that Rouhani is not all that he says he is.   He appears to be a  soft-spoken deceptive leader who comes across gently but plots the destruction of Israel in his heart.

Since Hassan Rouhani was elected President in June, executions have increased dramatically. Ahmed Shaheed, UN special reporter on human rights in Iran made the statement that he was alarmed at the spate of executions. But from the time of his inauguration in August to the end of 2013, more than 300 people have been executed, according to a figure tallied by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre (IHRDC).

Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said that the number of executions is alarming and this is a far cry from Rouhani’s claim to follow a “path of moderation” in international affairs and to ease restrictions on civil liberties.  Some of those that are being executed have been drug related and even those fell far short of international fair trial standards.

This only confirms that our long time friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be right on target with his skepticism about Iran’s intentions on the nuclear peace talks.

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