Israel tells US: Iran’s President Raisi is “deranged misfit”
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency on Tuesday gave the CIA a dossier on Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, warning that the newly elected Iranian leader is a “deranged misfit” who is incapable of abiding by any international treaty on nuclear arms, Ynet News reports.
Director of Mossad David Barnea presented the Raisi dossier to CIA Director William Burns during a meeting in Israel to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and other regional challenges, Ynet News said. The dossier reportedly portrays Raisi as mentally unstable and extremely cruel.
Closely affiliated with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the ultra-conservative cleric Raisi has just been sworn in to replace perceived moderate Hassan Rouhani. Raisi is already subject to US sanctions over the executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. As a judge, Raisi ordered the executions of thousands of dissidents, earning him the name “Butcher of Tehran.”
Commenting on Raisi’s election during a cabinet meeting in June, Bennet said: “Raisi’s election, I would say, is the last chance for the world powers to wake up before returning to the nuclear agreement and to understand who they are doing business with. These guys are murderers – mass murderers. A regime of brutal hangmen must never be allowed to have weapons of mass destruction that will enable it to not kill thousands but millions. Israel’s position will not change on this.”
Having arrived in Israel on Tuesday, Burns went on to a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday. The PM’s office said after the meeting that Bennett and Burns “discussed tightening intelligence and security cooperation between Israel and the U.S., the situation in the Middle East, especially Iran, and possibilities for expanding and deepening regional cooperation.”
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