December 17, 2012

Iran Has No Interest in Talking

Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, The Commentator

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Iranian politicians demand the capitulation of the United States towards the Islamic dictatorship – something clearly at odds with Khamenei’s current interpretation of US foreign policy when he observes: "America always tries to destroy Islam and the Islamists, while smiling." The Iranian leader spoke about the revolutions in the Arab world too: "We are not saying that they shall go directly in to a war against the world of arrogance [US and Europe]. But if they, at least, don’t keep away from them, the enemies will wipe them out. "

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