Ayat. Khatami: President's anti-US remarks at UN confab highly laudable
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, May 7, IRNA – Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said here Friday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s announcement at the UN NPT Review Conference, that the US is the big nuclear criminal, is worth much appreciation.
“Mr. Ahmadinejad declared message of dear Iranian nation to the world people. Mr. Ahmadinejad was brave, smart and observant enough to attend the meeting and raise the call and message of dear and prosperous Iranian nation there,” said Ayatollah Khatami in his second sermon to this week’s Friday prayers congregation at Tehran University campus.
He said, “The call was raised at the `hub of arrogance’. Iran was the first country to utter message of justice at the New York Conference.”
He noted that outrage of the imperial powers and the Zionist media and circles is a sign of great impact of the President's US visit.
Elsewhere in his sermon, Ayatollah Khatami addressed the P5+1: “Consider Iran’s entry to the nuclear club definite. If you favor talks, then respectfully speak about quality of cooperation.”
The Ayatollah said that Iranian nation has heard enough about sanctions for 31 years, paying not the least attention to them and not fearing any threat. “So, any arrogant state wishing to speak to our nation with the language of force and intimidation, the nation will give them crushing response.”
He added, “The arrogant states should know that they are not dealt with our government only, rather they are encountered by a nation that is ready for any campaign and self-sacrifice just for the sake of Islam, virtues and the country.”
On Palestine, he said that unfortunately, the Zionist regime of Israel has taken advantage of Muslim world’s ignorance, continuing to destroy Islamic sites in Palestinian sacred land and judaizing the land.
“We hope the next inter-parliamentary conference will take the threat and danger seriously and take swift action,” he concluded.
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