Thursday, July 20, 2006

Iran is ready for War against the West.... Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei on Iranian TV, July 16: Hizbullah Will Not Be Disarmed On July 16, 2006, Iranian leader Ali Khamenei gave a speech, aired on Iranian TV. The following are excerpts. Khamenei: "The Zionists would like Lebanon to be meat between their teeth, so they could do to it whatever they want, whenever they want. "Today, the strong arm of the Lebanese resistance and the Lebanese Hizbullah has prevented this nightmare of the Zionists from coming true. This is why the American president says Hizbullah must be disarmed. Yes, of course this is what you want. Of course this is what the Zionists want. But this will not happen. "The Lebanese people value Hizbullah and the resistance, because they know it is this strong arm that has prevented the Zionists from doing whatever they want, whenever they want, to Lebanon." Man in crowd: "Hizbullah is victorious. Israel is doomed." Crowd: "Hizbullah is victorious. Israel is doomed…" Khamenei: "Well, this is what I am saying too." Kayhan Editor: The Annihilation of the Zionist Regime is Not Only a Religious and National Duty, but a Universal Human Duty; The Whole World Must Be Made Unsafe for the Zionists, [Including] Their Political and Commercial Centers. This Does Not Require the Governments' Approval. Hossein Shariatmadari, editor of the conservative Iranian daily Kayhan, affiliated with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, called today (July 17, 2006) in his editorial to "wipe Israel off the map." He said: "There are many signs and portents indicating that 'the fateful day' is coming near. It is possible that this day... has already begun... "The Muslim peoples and many other peoples think that, in global geopolitics, there is no such thing as the state of Israel, and that the [entity] which presently bears this name is a usurping and rootless state that has imposed its parasitic presence over the region and over Palestine with the support of the arrogant powers. [This entity] invents a new crime every day. It causes men, women, and innocent children to bleed to death, or else deports them from their homeland and turns them into refugees. In light of this 'problem,' which is perfectly obvious, the annihilation of the Zionist regime is not only a religious and national duty, but also a universal human duty, from which no Muslim or free human being can be exempt. "Comprehensive support for Hamas and Hizbullah, political, logistically, militarily, and through sending combatant forces to this front are the minimal price that the Islamic countries must pay in order to maintain their own security and independence... "The city of Haifa lies 35 kilometers [sic] from the Lebanese border, and the distance [from the Lebanese border] to Nazareth is about 50 kilometers. Tomorrow will come the turn of Herzliya, Natanya, and Tel Aviv... The Muslim peoples must not allow this conflict to remain within the boundaries of the region. The Zionists are dispersed in many places around the world, and it is not so difficult to locate and get [our] hands on them. The entire world can and must be made unsafe for the Zionists, [including] their political and commercial centers. This does not require the governments' approval... The fateful day may have begun, and fierce revenge on the barbaric Zionists is underway, Allah willing." [3] Jomhouri-e Eslami: The Islamic Republic of Iran is the Center of the Muslim World; The Leadership of the Islamic Revolution has a Key Role in Leading the Islamic Nation. The conservative daily Jomhour-e Eslami, affiliated with the Islamic seminaries of Qom, reiterated in a July 17 editorial that "the conspiracy of bringing down the Twin Towers in New York with one plane, which was totally dubious, was a pretext for occupying Afghanistan and Iraq, and for [providing] unqualified support to the Zionist regime in its crimes against Palestine. "Since then, the American government has worked to place many restrictions on the Muslims in America and Europe, to place even tighter constraints on the Muslim countries which depend upon it, to change each and every one of them... to impose on the Muslims the political, ideological, and social order that is convenient [for America], and to exert pressure on the independent Muslim states - so that no obstacle will stand in its way, and it will be able to grasp the entire Islamic world in its claws... "America's collaboration with the Zionists in murdering the Palestinian people, destroying Lebanon, and [hurling] baseless accusations against Iran [regarding] nuclear activity - which is now coming to a head - is a new phase in America's crusade against the Muslims. This is exactly the point at which the leadership of the Islamic nation must play a role. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is now the central [pillar] of the Islamic world, and the leadership of the Islamic Revolution has a key role in leading the Islamic nation. This unity with the leadership of the Islamic Revolution is now the national duty of Iran and of all the Muslim peoples. Only mutual ties of this sort can guide the Islamic nation, [enabling it to] pass this difficult [phase] and to defeat the Crusader and Zionist enemies, which together have declared war on Islam and on the Muslims." [4] Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Reza Asefi: "Iran Expects Russia and China to Defend Iran's Inalienable Nuclear Rights" In response to the claim that Iran has ordered the Hizbullah attack on Israel in order to draw attention away from the G8 talks on its nuclear issue, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Reza Asefi said: "This is obviously a baseless accusation intended to rescue the Zionist regime from the quagmire [in which it has sunk]." He denied that Iran supplied arms to Hizbullah, saying: "Hizbullah has these capabilities on its own..." [5] In his weekly press conference Asefi declared: "Iran expects Russia and China to defend Iran's inalienable nuclear rights... To support Iran's rights is to support the international organizations and treaties, [such as] the Non-Proliferation Treaty... [It is] not only support for Iran." [6]

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