Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help'

Islamic Republic's chief cleric calls for AIPAC shutdown after Netanyahu speech; blames Israel for problems suffered by the West.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran (photo credit: REUTERS)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of "divine help" in the Islamic Republic's fight against its arch enemy.
"Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help," he wrote late Monday on Twitter. 
Iran's leading cleric came out against the pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the group's annual confab on Monday.
The premier warned of the existential threat a nuclear Iran would pose to Israel during his speech at the AIPAC conference, which came ahead of his historic address to a joint session of Congress set for Tuesday.
As Netanyahu is expected to present an escalated campaign against the Obama Administration's Iran diplomacy, Khamenei charged that Israel's dominance is the source of problems suffered by the West. 
"The day when Western ppl realize that their problems result from #Zionism’s hegemony over govts they will make an inescapable #hell for them," Khamenei said on Twitter.
According to Khamenei, Israel has also exerted its control over American officials, "obliging" them to "flatter" the government in Jerusalem.
"Zionists’ hegemony over US officials is such that these poor ppl have to show consideration for #Israel& cover up its crimes. #ShutDownAIPAC," said the chief Iranian cleric.