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Ayatollah Khamenei Blasts US Warmongering Rhetoric against Iran

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue on the path of progress despite the Western pressures.

The advancement of the Islamic Revolution has never stopped as we have been on the right track, Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Leader said that the Iranian nation has managed to overcome all challenges facing the Islamic Revolution over the past thirty years.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the world powers have since the inception of the Islamic Republic been seeking to impede the country's progress, but the Iranian nation has surmounted all the hurdles.

No predicament has come to bring the Revolution to its knees and we have been continuing on our path with strong resolve, the Leader pointed out.

He said that the Islamic Revolution has made great leaps during the past 30 years, such as being able to overcome all challenges, rendering extensive services to the Iranian nation, achieving breakthroughs in various fields and maintaining a strong stance against enemies.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Iran will stand by and support any nation or group that chooses to stand up to Israel.

We will continue to support any nation or group that fights or confronts the Zionist regime of Israel and we are not afraid of saying this, Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Leader rejected Iran's interference in the affairs of regional countries, including Bahrain, and said Iran only had a role in the fight against Israel during the 33-day war Israeli war on Lebanon and Tel Aviv's 22-day war against Gaza which both resulted in the Zionist regime's defeat.

Ayatollah Khamenei also described Israel as a cancerous tumor that must be removed.

Referring to US threats that it will use all options against Iran over its nuclear program, the Leader said that such threats indicate US failure to adopt a logical stance towards Iran.

The US has no logic but coercion and no option but bloodshed to advance its agenda, he added.

The Leader said that Iran will respond to US threats with threats of its own when and if necessary .

Ayatollah Khamenei also said that Muslim nations must not trust the US and Zionists, because they are not concerned about Muslim interests.

Addressing the Muslim nations of the region, Ayatollah Khamenei said as a result of the Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North Africa the people's voice has been heard for the first time and all revolutionary countries have voted in favor of Muslim figures while rejecting Zionism and dictators.

The Leader said even young intellectuals demonstrating in Washington, London, Madrid and Athens were inspired by what happened in Egypt's Liberation Square.

Ayatollah Khamenei added that Arab nations can no longer put up with dictators, tyrants or Western agents and spies.

“They are fed-up with suffering, inequality and backwardness…while [at the same time] reject extremism and sectarian violence.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said subservience to the West, dealings with the Zionists, and betraying the Palestinian cause were the shared characteristics of the Arab regimes which were overthrown in the course of the Islamic Awakening.

The Leader warned revolutionary Muslim nations against Western and Zionist plots to derail regional revolutions by portraying Muslims as violent people incapable of achieving development and becoming independent.

The Leader said Egyptians want an Islamic and developed country which supports the Palestinian cause and not a country which is committed to the Camp David Accord and an ally of the US and Israel.

Ayatollah Khamenei advised Arabs against trust the US and NATO because they are not concerned about Muslim interests, urging nation to “not be afraid of them (the US and NATO) because they are becoming weaker and weaker.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran been only accused of terrorism because it refuses to abandon the people of Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, stressing that if Iran was not concerned about the plight of Muslims it would not have been charged with terrorism.

The Leader predicted Western attempts to derail regional revolutions and promised Israel will cease to exist.