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Listen to Iran

Khamenei alleged that the U.S. wants the nuclear issue to remain unresolved to have a basis for sanctions.


(PORTLAND, OR) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made this frank and reasonable statement that reminded me that Iraq also consistently denied it had WMDs but the Clinton and Bush regimes dismissed the denials (although they may have known the truth). Khameni said

“...the best way to resolve the standoff would be for the West to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium and agree to a monitoring process to ensure that it won't be used for weapons. Iran only wants that the world recognize its [nuclear] enrichment right which is its natural right.

We have repeatedly told you that we are not after nuclear weapons. You say you don't believe us. Why should we believe you? When you are not ready to accept an honest and logical remark, why should we accept your words that have been disproved many times?”

Khamenei alleged that the U.S. wants the nuclear issue to remain unresolved so it will continue to have basis for the sanctions, which he said have harmed, but not crippled the Iranian economy. “Yes, sanctions have had an effect. If they (U.S.) want to be happy, let them be. Our economy suffers from the problem of being dependent on oil, so we have to distance our economy (from oil dependence)."

Read the entire report at Predictably, the MSM put this hede on it: “Iran will destroy Israeli cities if attacked: Khamenei” (Reuters) Visit my website


Portland Tribune photo by L.E. Baskow

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Michael Munk tries to glean important but overlooked items from the world media on the issues of the day and posts them on an irregular schedule. Although items can overlap, he also maintains separate lists for activists in Portland, Oregon and the Northwest, and special lists for: Labor, Latin America, Israel, Torture Taxis, Korea, and the Czech Republic.

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Anonymous March 22, 2013 9:15 am (Pacific time)

Mike what killed those thousands of Iraqui Kurds? Bad water? Ant weapons found over the years manufactured in Iran that were used to kill Americans? Mike what is your real value?

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