North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R), in his video offer to the Iranian people.
(photo credit: SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS & YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
A person apparently pretending to be North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of water management technology to Iran, in a message posted on Monday morning to an unverified Twitter account bearing the foreign minister’s name.
“Stinking Zionist Netanyahu offer water to Iran; he’s a criminal/ liar so wouldn’t deliver,” the tweet said.
한국 친구들! 이스라엘은 한국이 파괴 된 것을보고 싶어합니다. 시온 주의자 유태인들은 세계 평화의 암입니다.
Stinking #Zionist @netanyahu
offer water to @Iran
; he's criminal/liar so wouldn't deliver. Meanwhile he can't be bothered giving water to #Gaza
; he kills them instead https://t.co/3vfoJNKJAW
— Ri Yong-Ho, FM (@RiYongHo) June 11, 2018
The “foreign minister” also related Netanyahu’s statement to the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and the deadly confrontations between the IDF and Palestinian protesters in Gaza over the past several weeks.
PM Netanyahu offers to teach Iranians how to recycle water using Israeli methods, June 10, 2018 (GPO)
“Meanwhile he can’t be bothered giving water to Gaza; he kills them instead,” the tweet said.
The tweet was reacting to Netanyahu’s announcement, in a message delivered through social media on Sunday, that Israel will provide information on water management technologies to Iran through a Persian-language website.
The Iranian government has warned that most of the country will suffer water shortages this summer.
“The Iranian people are the victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water,” Netanyahu said.
“Israel stands with the people of Iran – and that is why I want to save countless Iranian lives.”
The unverified account was granted credence when Emmanuel Nachshon, the real Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, responded on Twitter.
“You insult us with no reason,” Nachshon wrote. “Israel is a peace-seeking nation, defending itself against a brutal and hate-filled Iranian regime seeking our destruction.”
The Twitter exchange comes as North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un is set to meet US President Donald Trump in Singapore today to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, focusing on the rogue state’s nuclear weapons program.