CAIR Los Angeles director Hussam Ayloush posted on Twitter over the weekend that "Iran's regime calling Israel a 'cancerous tumor' is like the pot calling the kettle black. All the people of that region will be better off once both murderous regimes are terminated."
In his tweet, Ayloush linked to an article from Daily Sabah of Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani calling Israel a "cancerous tumor."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Rouhani's remarks: "Rouhani's slander, which calls for the destruction of Israel, proves yet again why the nations of the world need to join in the sanctions against the Iranian terrorist regime which threatens them."
Pro-Israel leaders condemned Ayloush's remarks.