Iran does not expect Israeli policies to change under its new cabinet, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, a day after Benjamin Netanyahu was ousted as prime minister.
“I do not think that the policies of the occupying regime of Al-Quds will change with comings and goings of individuals,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a weekly press conference on Tehran, according ISNA.
Khatibzadeh added that “talking nonsense” has been common among all Israeli leaders from day one.
“But one thing is clear and that is all ill-wishers of Iran are gone and Iran will always stand proud,” he said.
Netanyahu’s record 12-year run as prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new cabinet led by far-right party leader Naftali Bennett, Reuters wrote.
But the razor-thin 60-59 vote of confidence in a coalition of left-wing, centrist, right-wing and Arab parties with little in common except a desire to unseat Netanyahu, only underscored its likely fragility.
In Tel Aviv, thousands turned out to welcome the result, after four inconclusive elections in two years.
But a combative Netanyahu, 71, said he would be back sooner than expected.
‘Tyrant has fallen’
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted on Monday to Netanyahu’ ouster, saying “the tyrant has fallen” after a long period of wars and attacks against the Palestinians and threats to Iran.
“Perhaps those who come after him will learn that the system that was founded on aggression and occupation will not last long,” Zarif tweeted.