Hillary Vows to Stand with Israel Against Iran

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged to confront Iran and defend Israel from threats leveled against her, following new reports of Iranian missile tests.

“I am deeply concerned by reports that Iran has tested multiple missiles, which it claimed were stamped with words declaring that “Israel should be wiped from the pages of history.” This rhetoric is repulsive and has no place in the community of nations,” Hillary said in a statement released by her campaign. “As president, I will continue to stand with Israel against such threats.”

According to reports, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel. “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 km is to be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime from a safe distance,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the ISNA agency.

In her statement, the former Secretary of State said the missiles test “demonstrates once again why we need to address Iran’s destabilizing activities across the region, while vigorously enforcing the nuclear deal. These missile launches constitute a blatant violation of Iran’s UN Security Council obligations, and such violations must have consequences. Iran should face sanctions for these activities, and the international community must demonstrate that Iran’s threats toward Israel will not be tolerated.”

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