In an attempt to speak directly to the Iranian public to muster sentiment against the P5+1 talks between world leaders and Iran set to expire tonight, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a Twitter account in Farsi. Yet the move to convince Iranians the potential deal is a bad one has backfired.
Farsi speakers responded in droves by cursing Netanyahu and the state of Israel!
“Suck Iranian ****”– expletive deleted by the Jerusalem Post– “death to Israel,” and “I hate Israel,” was just some of the backtalk Netanyahu’s received to his @IsraeliPM_Farsi handle.
Launched around three hours ago, Netanyahu’s Farsi account already has more than 700 followers. Thus far he has only posted two tweets. The Jerusalem Post translated one:
“With the continuation of the show of compromising with Iran, the path to Iran getting a nuclear bomb is paved, and they are being given billions of dollars for terrorism and invasion.”
Meantime, over Netanyahu’s English account the prime minister has released a flurry of content opposing the Iran deal during the past few weeks, and hours. His latest:
If concessions continue after calls for destruction of those conducting negotiations, it seems some are ready for an
#IranDeal at any price.
In Israel’s view the agreement with Iran is not far-reaching enough, thus it will sanction the development of a strong nuclear program. Last month Netanyahu posted a video with the tagline: “The Islamic state of Iran, like ISIS just much bigger.”
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also took to social media today tweeting in support of reaching a deal with world leaders.