Iran's "supreme leader" is losing it

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Chris, Jun 19, 2009.

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    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, triggered a diplomatic row today when he publicly singled out "evil" Britain as the foremost enemy of the Islamic republic.

    Gordon Brown responded swiftly by condemning Iran's "repression and *brutality" in the strongest language used by the UK yet about last week's disputed presidential poll. Previous public *comments have been *deliberately restrained to avoid fuelling Iranian accusations of interference in its internal affairs.

    Iran's ambassador to London was summoned to the Foreign Office after Khamenei's remarks during midday *Friday prayers at Tehran University, where the cleric referred to Britain as "the most evil" of foreign powers.

    Iran's supreme leader Khamenei issues verbal attack on 'evil Britain' | World news | The Guardian
     
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    obama needs to step up and say something strong to them and fucking stronger to n korea
     
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    Maybe not bones, Chris could be correct that BO not saying something has really undercut the Iranain Mullahs, they can't just knee-jerk blame america and it's having some effect on the riots and protests there.
     
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    Well according to Chris, this is all Obama's doing... :rolleyes:

    You're right bones, he's been a coward. The House however, has moved:

    TheHill.com - House approves Iran bill 405-1

     
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    WOW the UK replaces the USA as the greatest Satan eh?
     
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    point taken. all we can do is wait and see.
     
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    That's nice, and it's also politically correct. By doing a simple resolution, which is not a statement of foreign policy, the message gets sent loud and clear that the American people support the Iranian people but without declaring any intent to muddle in their election process.
     
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    It's what they could do, as the power for foreign affairs lies within the executive branch which has done zilch. :rolleyes:
     
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    Obama's approach in this situation has been good. The Iranians don't need American approval and we don't need to further alienate the Iranian government.
     
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    but we do need to encourage the revolution and will we stand by and watch them slaughtered people in the streets....
     

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