Cleric urges officials to stand against US bullyism

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – The interim leader of Tehran Friday prayers referred to numerous cases of US plots against Iran in the past 38 years and urged officials to confront US coercion.

 “If movements and uprisings know their enemies, they can easily counter threats, otherwise they fall into trouble,” said Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani on Friday. The cleric made the remarks while addressing prayers at Imam Khomeini Grand Musalla where he went behind the podium as the interim leader of Tehran Friday prayers.

“Animosity can be explicit or implicit, but the danger posed by covert enemies is much heavier than what is posed by the overt enemies,” warned the grand cleric, “some enemies offer a helping hand while they are intending to harm, and hypocrites and Satan are of this kind of enemy.”   

“Obama proposed negotiation with Iran in the outset of his presidency and some gullible people inside believed him but the guidance provided by Leader foiled the plot,” said the cleric in the second sermon of day. “Obama accused Iran of supporting terrorism and outreaching for nuclear weapons in a message for Nowrouz and then the JCPOA was formed.”

“Trump’s speech at UN laid bare the depth of animosity the Great Satan [US government as labeled by late Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini] holds against Iranian nation,” highlighted the interim leader of Tehran Friday Prayers. “Of course the American government has never been getting along with the Establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been always after harming the Islamic Establishment,” said the cleric enlisting the historic cases of American government involvements in anti-Iran plots like supporting Pahlavi monarchy in Iran, backing Saddam to stage war against Iran, and the ‘unfair sanctions’.

“I hope that the officials take lessons from US history of enmity against Iran and stand against their coercion,” reiterated the Iranian cleric.   

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