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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Iran: 'Israel should still be annihilated'

MP Philip Hammond, the British Foreign Secretary who raced to Tehran to reopen his country's embassy over the weekend and complimented Iran on its 'more nuanced' approach to Israel, got his answer today from a key foreign policy adviser to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani:
Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”
Hammond was in Iran on Monday for the reopening of the UK embassy in Tehran, and said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had indicated a “more nuanced approach” to Israel’s existence. Hammond said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s “revolutionary sloganizing” should be distinguished from “what Iran actually does in the conduct of its foreign policy.”
Sheikholeslam told a Hamas news outlet earlier this month that Iran has resisted pressure exerted by the P5+1 world powers during the nuclear negotiations to halt its political involvement in Gaza, Syria and Yemen.
“These powers admitted that the reason for their pressure on us is our position on Israel,” he said. “We told them that we reject the existence of any Israeli on this earth.”
Even Jeffrey Goldberg noticed the statement, but I doubt that the former IDF officer has figured out yet why that might be personally connected to him.

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At 6:22 PM, Blogger InMemoryOf Yossi said...

Just because a person pretends something is so, it doesn't make it.
I can say I'm a billionaire all I want. But if i start spending like one .... Well. The credit card companies aren't going to agree with my imagination very much.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

IRAN SHOULD TAKE HEED: Look what happened to Nasser; Hitler; Haman, and all the other murderers who wanted to annihilate the Jews. 'Nuff said.


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