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Iran's Supreme Leader announces the demise or Israel and US civilization

Thursday, May 23rd 2019 - 09:44 UTC
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“You young people should be assured that you will witness the demise of the enemies of humanity”, said Khamenei (Pic Reuters) “You young people should be assured that you will witness the demise of the enemies of humanity”, said Khamenei (Pic Reuters)
US/Iran tensions have spiked after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East, such an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles US/Iran tensions have spiked after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East, such an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles

Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in comments published on his official website.

“You young people should be assured that you will witness the demise of the enemies of humanity, meaning the degenerate American civilization, and the demise of Israel,” Khamenei said in a meeting with students.  He gave no further details.

Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East, including an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles, in a show of force against what U.S. officials say are Iranian threats to its troops and interests in the region.

Khamenei said last week that there would be no war with the United States.

Separately, Khamenei distanced himself from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal in his comments on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran last year and reimposed sanctions, saying the accord did not address the Islamic Republic’s missile program and what he saw as their malign influence in the region.

“The way (the nuclear deal) was put into action, I didn’t have much faith (in it),”

Khamenei, who is the highest authority in Iran, said. “And we repeatedly told the president and the foreign minister and gave them notice.”

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have been the main advocates of the nuclear deal within Iran’s political system.

Two weeks ago, Iran notified the remaining signatories to the deal - China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom - that it would halt some commitments under the nuclear deal, a year after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord.

 

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  • DemonTree

    It's sad that a country with such a long history of civilisation has ended up being ruled by religious nutcases.

    Dunno WTF America are thinking, though.

    May 23rd, 2019 - 08:10 am 0
  • :o))

    DemonTree

    REF: “Dunno WTF America are thinking, though”:

    There no shortage of nutcases - in different uniforms! Luckily + to some extent, everyone is a bit afraid of everyone else; particularly, due to the inter-related economies [& f*ck the principles (+ the history too)!]
    https://www.jornaldopovo.com.br/site/thumb.php?src=arquivos/charge/4779.jpg&x=420&y=3000&f=0

    May 23rd, 2019 - 08:47 am 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    (Contn of “Corruption Charges...”)
    Ok, in a round-about way, getting rid of them would’ve been positive. Imo.

    “it's immoral to kill people for disagreeing w/ you... run the country”…sure is, in the same way it's immoral for a few to try to impose their views by resorting to armed conflict.
    Don’t know how many military were killed, can’t find sources on it…but logical to presume far less than the guerillas, considering the military were professionals.

    “And it's not irrelevant who did what, unless you think the whole army is guilty because some of them murdered people”.
    It IS irrelevant, as the freedom-fighters were volunteers ‘n all united in a common cause, whereas the military, from which only a few were involved, were obeying orders.

    Dilma claims she was tortured, but there’s no evidence of that other than her word. When released (early ) she is said to have left prison in perfect physical condition.
    “How would you know? Can you name all the people they killed and tortured and why?”…I can’t, but there are records on it…everyone that was taken in for questioning’, was connected in one way or the other to the resistance - perhaps not dangerous, but nevertheless stupid, knowing what might be in store for them.

    As to how many military were killed and by whom, is a grey area, unlikely to be clarified, as reinforced by the govt when Dilma created the ‘Truth Commission”, to investigate “atrocities” committed by 'only' the military…why ?

    May I suggest you keep things in perspective…B’s done nothing against those he disagrees with – didn’t you say “thinking isn’t the same as doing” ? (See 'Chagos Is') but the Foro de SP has turned VZ into crap.

    “perhaps because people are largely ignorant ‘n badly informed?”…I am talking of BRAZIL, 'n in the last 20 yrs, ignorance has been instrumental in the advance of populism.

    Populism, not necessarily left or right, succeeds better where voters are not well informed, ‘n fake news has more effect on the uneducated.

    May 25th, 2019 - 09:07 pm 0
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