Khamenei's Representative in Iran’s Fars province, Lotfollah Dezhkam, said in a Friday, February 3, 2023 sermon that aired on Fars TV (Iran) that the Quran teaches Muslims that Jews and Zionists are their enemies. He added: "They want to destroy you." He also told his audience that "global arrogance" is their enemy.
Lotfollah Dezhkam: "Today, global arrogance is your enemy. Whether you like it or not, those arrogants are your enemies.
"Jews – particularly Jews and Zionists – are presented [in the Quran] as your enemies. You see, recently they attacked our military site with one of their drones. They are your enemies, if you sit by and say that you want to befriend them, they will not become your friends. They want to destroy you. We have to get to know these enemies."