Wednesday, July 22, 2015

22-Jul-15: Now that peace is on the way, what to make of blood-curdling Iranian incitement like this?

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The headline above is not meant to be rhetorical.

Below is the full text. None of it is bolded or italicized by us or by the Iranian editors. None of it needs to be.

As a clarification of how very far away we are from dangers having been controlled or paths to hostility having been blocked, no single line here seems to be less significant than any other. Absolutely nothing, not a word, not a comma, fits with the champagne-popping optimism we are hearing from Washington, London, Vienna or anywhere else. Quite the opposite.

And Iran being what it is, the words of Brigadier General Naqdi are no slip of the tongue, no unauthorized expression of personal views. Everyone Iranian understands the intention, and so will most Israelis. Naqdi's previous public statements include this revealing one from September 2012: "The liberation of Jerusalem has been on the minds of the Iranians for many years, and they are just waiting for the right moment." Will any Western journalists be looking into what he really meant then and now when not taken out of context?

Basij Commander: Vienna Agreement Increases Hatred for US in Iran
FARS News Iran | July 21, 2015 

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi warned of Washington's continued animosity towards the Islamic Republic, and said the contents of the last Tuesday nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers in Vienna boosts Iranians' hatred for the US.

"Any Iranian who reads the Vienna documents will hate the US 100 times more (than the past)," Naqdi said on Tuesday.

He also referred to the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231 approved on Monday, and said, "All paragraphs of the resolution that the US proposed to the UNSC are full of enmity towards Iran and show the US deep grudge against the Iranian nation."

"The US needs the agreement merely to legalize the sanctions and continue pressure against Iran," Naqdi said, adding that Washington sees the agreement as a tool to provide the ground for military aggression against Iran.

Addressing worshippers in the Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan) prayers in Tehran on Saturday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the agreement between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) will not change Iran's policy towards the US.

"In any case the policy of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic system vis-à-vis  the US will not change," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

Iran's Supreme Leader reiterated that whether the text of the nuclear agreement is ratified by the Iranian parliament or not, Iran will continue supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation, Yemen, Bahrain as well as the nations and governments of Syria and Iraq and the honest warriors of Lebanon and Palestine.

Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that Iran's policy towards the US will never change.

The Leader pointed to the boastful remarks of the US statesmen and officials in recent days, and said, "The US statesmen and stateswomen are inevitably making boastful remarks these days to resolve their internal problems, but their brags are not real.

He said that Islamic Iran will never yield to excessive demands of the enemies while safeguarding its defensive and security capabilities.

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