Mojtaba Hosseini, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's official representative in Iraq, said in an October 3, 2020 interview on Al-Nujabaa TV (Iraq) that Israel is a cancerous growth that was established in order to spread discord and oppression throughout the Islamic world. He said that Israel wants to expand from the Nile River to the Euphrates River, and that normalization of relations with Israel is high treason against the history of the Muslims in the last century. In addition, Hosseini said that Khamenei has predicted that Israel will cease to exist within 25 years.
Mojtaba Hosseini: "Israel is a plundering country. It is a cancerous growth, to use another term. It was established in the heart of the Islamic world to spread discord and oppression. As soon as that country was established, it declared officially: We want to spread from the Nile to the Euphrates. This means the entire Islamic world. It was established for that purpose.
"It is America's spoiled daughter. What does normalization mean? It means recognizing the legitimacy of this country. It means that all the blood has been shed in vain, all the martyrs have shed their blood in vain. It means that the existence of this country is legitimate, and that we support and defend it. This is high treason against the history of the Muslims in the last century.
"Imam Khamenei said that within 25 years, Israel would no longer exist. It will be done with. I think that four years, or maybe a little more, have passed. He did not say specifically that it would take 25 years. It may only take 10 years, 15 years... It is all possible. So Imam Khamenei did not specify a certain year for the annihilation of Israel. What he said was that after 25 years, it would no longer exist. It may cease existing in 10 years, 15 years, 20 years... It's 25 years at the most."