Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Rouhani’s statement, saying “Israel knows very well how to defend itself from the murderous Iranian regime. Rouhani’s slander, which calls for the destruction of Israel, proves yet again why the nations of the world need to join in the sanctions against the Iranian terrorist regime which threatens them.”
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz also condemned the Iranian president’s remarks. “I strongly condemn the recently unacceptable statements made by President Rouhani’s regarding Israel,” wrote Kurz on Twitter.
“Questioning Israel’s right to exist and calling for its destruction is absolutely unacceptable,” said Kurz and added that Austria has a historic responsibility to fight against all forms of anti-Semitism and support Israel. “Israel’s security is not open to negotiations,” he stressed.
Originally posted on Ynetnews.