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Leader’s New Year message: “Tel Aviv and Haifa will be leveled to the ground”

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addressed large crowds of people at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad on the occasion of Nowruz. Key points:

  • Raze/level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground - “Israel’s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic (of Iran) will raze/level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”
  • Sanctions threats and propaganda – “Creating obstacles through sanctions and threats and downplay Iran’s achievements through propaganda are the two major strategies against the Iranian nation… Thanks to the sanctions, the Iranian nation embarked on enormous activities and massive infrastructural work was done in the year 1391 (Last Persian calendar year).”
  • US is the center (den) of conspiracy – “The basis of hostility with the Iranian nation is the US administration… The Americans are saying that they do not seek regime change. We are not concerned… The day you intended change, you will not be able to do anything, and after this you will not be able to do anything either.”
  • Why should we accept your word? - “Through various means and messages, the Americans try to negotiate with us on the nuclear issue, but I am not optimistic about these talks… I am not opposed to talks with regard to the nuclear issue, but certain issues must be clarified… Why? Because our past experience shows that talks for the American officials do not mean for us to sit down and reach a logical solution … What they mean by talks is that we sit down and talk until Iran accepts their viewpoint… We have repeatedly asserted that we do not seek nuclear weapons, but you (united States) do not believe this honest word; why should we accept your word?… Negotiation is an American tactic for deceiving public opinion and if it is otherwise, the Americans should prove it.”
  • Iran only wants its rights to enrichment recognized - Regarding negotiations with the P5+1, Washington does not want the talks to come to a conclusion. “With regard to the nuclear issue, Iran only wants recognition of its natural right to enrichment (uranium)… US seeks to prolong the course of the negotiations in an attempt to paralyze the Iranian nation… Iran will never be crippled, and if the Americans want the issue to be over, there is one simple solution, which is for the US to put aside its enmity with the Iranian nation.”

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  • Published: 227 days ago on Friday, 22 March 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: March 22, 2013 @ 11:02 am
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    • http://www.leader.ir/langs/fa/index.php?p=bayanat&id;=10497; http://www.leader.ir/langs/fa/media.php?p=contentAttach&id;=10497 (video)

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