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May 27, 2014 12:23 pm

Iran Supreme Leader Vows to Destroy America, Says Promoting Negotiation is Treason

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In a speech to parliament, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday vowed to destroy the U.S., which he held responsible for distorting the world’s values and starting indiscriminate wars.

According to semi-official news agency Fars, Khamenei said,”Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. … This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.”

He said, “Today’s world is full of thieves and plunderers of human honor, dignity and morality who are equipped with knowledge, wealth and power, and under the pretense of humanity easily commit crimes and betray human ideals and start wars in different parts of the world.”

On the question of Iran’s negotiations with world powers aimed at checking the development of its nuclear program, the Ayatollah said, “Those [Iranians] who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason.”

“The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of the Islamic Republic. Logic and reason command that for Iran, in order to pass through a region full of pirates, needs to arm itself and must have the capability to defend itself,” he said. “The accelerated scientific advancement of the last 12 years cannot stop under any circumstances.

The Ayatollah’s address to parliament was flagged by Reza Kahlili,” the pseudonym of a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who now serves on the U.S. Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, writing in The Daily Caller.

The Ayatollah’s speech came after the fourth round of talks in Geneva ended without an agreement, and with Iran presenting its red lines, “including the expansion of research and development for its nuclear program, the need of the country to continue enrichment, and the fact that the country’s ballistic missile program — despite U.N. sanctions — is not up for negotiation,” Kahlili wrote.

“The Obama administration had hoped that with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif showing an eagerness to solve the nuclear issue and address the West’s concerns, there would be a possibility for a negotiated solution. An interim agreement penned last November in Geneva was touted as an ‘historic nuclear deal,'” Kahlili said.

“At the same time, IAEA officials met again with their Iranian counterparts last week in Tehran to discuss information on the work on detonators and needed collaboration by the regime to clear outstanding issues on its nuclear program as part of seven transparency steps Iran had agreed to fulfill by May 15, which has yet to take place,” Kahlili said.

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  • Mark

    Will anyone be surprised when an American city goes up in a nuclear cloud? Some had rather see that than take out the Iranian nukes and missiles. “Peace for our times”. We have compromisers for leaders.

  • jose duran

    there can not be common ground with people living and breathing this kind of propaganda, is like in the days of stalin, hitler and the wacko fanatics, like most devoted fanatics that believe in their holy books and do not question the sanity and reasoning of their beliefs, because to do so, leaves them naked in a whirlwind of confusion and the realization that life is not about the crap they have been gulping all these years.

  • harri

    clearly ignoring Zechariah 14

  • Svetistephen

    Is our President listening? Will he react? He has a dangerous penchant of ignoring whatever doesn’t fit his personal political agenda, including normalizing and mainstreaming Islam in all its glory.

    • Bill Channon

      Svetistephen, I agree!

    • harri

      the “president” has declared his intentions in the Bill Ayers book “dreams of my father” in which he stated himself that should there be a conflict he will stand with muslims.

  • Bathsheva Gladstone

    Wait. What? So, does this mean that playing footsie and cooing sweet nothings with megalomaniac terrorists doesn’t make it all better? Whoda thunk?

  • theo

    Is Obama aware of the danger or is he a asleep or worse
    He is running scared that he will be labelled another Bush At least Bush knew who your enemies were

    • john

      he couldn`t make a pimple on bushes butt ,,obama is in with them

  • What this guy needs is an American atomic bomb exploding inside his mouth.

  • Tim and Sonia Willats

    “Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. … This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.”

    Is anyone in doubt that this madman sees himself leading battle on the WORLD STAGE, not content with XX beheadings per month in Iran, the local stage is now too small for him to establish his version of “human honour, dignity and morality”(including, one gathers, the confiscation of his enemies’ assets for his personal enrichment.)

    Is the EU and Obama administration still in doubt that the “accelerated scientific advancement” refers to atomic weapons?

    This madman is holding the whole world at the end of a barrel, and the world is talking AND TALKING and talking with him, waiting for ?

  • Joseph

    Does anyone have any idea why there is nothing whatsoever about this sensational, game changing story in any of the mainstream media? I am shocked and baffled.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    During the WWII, everyone wondered why “Mein Kampf” wasn’t taken seriously.

    This is “Mein Kampf” amplified with nuclear power.

    When will the West wake up, this time?

    • j, b.

      west will never wakes up!!!- western societies are based on making decision just for profit,a society such as united states which is based on, (individualism) is about- decision making for that moment, and the profit that they can earn.
      Their politicians care less about fifty years from now- as we can see in their borrow from your great grandchildren and spend it now.
      They are stupid, and corrupt, ignorant about the reality of the world ,they can not wake up-they will not wake up- their morality has been dead as their soul AND BODY OF THEIR SOCIETY- for over 50 years. THINK OTHER WAYS.

  • Jonah

    He should Change name to Barack Rouhani, go to Hawaii, get a birth certificate and come to the U.S. And run for president, legally. He could make an appearance on the view with lady Gaga, and Kiss. Once he has been elected he can then allow jihadists to infiltrate America, establish sharia law and behead them all. The only problem with that idea is someone else has already done it.

    • Jacqueline


      • montlasky

        What planet are you iiving on, pray tell?????

        • Bill Channon


    • Steve M

      Excellent, Jonah!

    • john

      SO CORRECT!!!

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  • Alexi

    ANYONE working under the assumption that this Shiite isn’t serious, or that he’s not working his way towards a nuclear bomb needs to have their head examined.

    BTW, we can thank Bush for getting rid of the Ayatollah’s natural enemy Saddam Hussein… And we can thank Obumma for allowing them to run around scot free in Syria.

    A pox on both parties.

    • Beatrix

      Did you seriously notice any improvement in our relations with Iran when Saddam was around? The trouble with Hussein is that he was everyone’s enemy. Bush was right to get rid of him—he just used the wrong reason. We’d still have a footprint in Iraq if Bush were here. We’re out because the leaders didn’t like Obama. Karzai wouldn’t make an agreement with Obama, either, but the newcomers will.

      • George

        Sadly yes, Regan sold them missiles.