Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

Iran resumes ‘Death to America’ chants in the wake of Obama’s nuke deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke in Tehran telling the Iranian masses to continue to demand the destruction of Israel and America, and said he hoped that God would answer their prayers.

Just days after the global pact with Iran over their nuclear ambitions, Khamenei praised “the slogans of the people of Iran” which “indicated what directions they’re heading for,” according to the English translation of his speech by Iran’s Press TV.

“You heard ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans. It wasn’t only confined to Tehran. The whole of the nation, you could hear, that was covered by this great movement. So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran.”

Khamenei also vowed in the speech, which was broadcast live on state television, that the nuclear agreement with the major powers would not change Iran’s policy against the “arrogant American government” nor would it change the Islamic Republic’s policy of supporting its “friends” in the region. (Emphasis added, The Dispatch)

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up support of its friends in the region — the oppressed people of Palestine, of Yemen, the Syrian and Iraqi governments, the oppressed people of Bahrain and sincere resistance fighters in Lebanon and Palestine… Our policy will not change with regards to the arrogant US government,” said Khamenei.

photo/Jennifer Parr

photo/Jennifer Parr

These remarks were met with chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at the ceremony, held in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

He ridiculed the notion that world could not have stopped an Iranian nuclear weapons project because Iran never had such a project.

He castigated America for its support of Israel — which he called the “terrorist, child-killing Zionist regime.”

“Plainly we don’t want war,” Khamenei said. “But if war breaks out, it will be the aggressive, cruel American that loses.”

Hours later, President Barack Obama defended the deal with Iran, insisting that diplomacy was the preferred solution to the Iranian nuclear drive, and that the deal signed Tuesday closed the regime’s path to nuclear weapons.

It “actually pushes Iran further away from a bomb. And there’s a permanent prohibition on Iran ever having a nuclear weapon.”

Protests in Iran involve spitting on photos of President Obama

Protests in Iran involve spitting on photos of President Obama


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