Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Committed to the Chant—“Death to America.”


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“Death to those who reject the rule of the jurisprudent. Death to America. Death to England. Death to the hypocrites (Mojahedin-e Khalq [a political group in opposition to Ayatollah Khomenei) and Saddam. Death to Israel.”

Ayatollah Khomenei: “Our people say “Death to America” and this is like the saying “I seek God’s refuge from the accursed Satan,” which is recited before any chapter of the Koran, even before “in the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful.” Why is this? So the believer will never forget, even for the moment, the presence of Satan. So he will never forget even for a moment that Satan is ready to attack him and to destroy his spiritual shield and his faith. The saying “Death to America” is for this purpose.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Committed to the Chant—“Death to America.”

  1. 1. ynetnews Ynetnews > News > Mideast News web Iran's Revolutionary Guards committed to 'Death to America' In light of negotiations with US, conservative groups in Iran call for continued use of 'Death to America' as official slogan, celebrate anniversary of US Embassy hostage crisis Ynetnews Like 71,826 people like Ynetnews . AFP Published: 11.02.13, 17:55 / Israel News Tweet The Revolutionary Guards , the elite Iranian regime's army, said Saturday they are committed to the slogan "Death to America," chanted at official ceremonies, just days before the 34th anniversary of the storming of the American Embassy in Tehran. Fac ebook soc ial plugin "The slogan Death to America is the symbol of strength and determination of the Iranian nation against the dominance of the United States , which is an oppressive and untrustworthy nation," said the Revolutionary Guards on their official website. Related stories: Biden, Kerry urge Senate to hold off sanctions Biden: Nuclear Iran dangerous to Israel Peres: All options open on Iran Death to America In recent weeks, a debate was launched in Iran on the merits of continuing to chant "Death to America " during official ceremonies, while some relaxation occurred in relations between Tehran and Washington since the election in June of moderate President Hassan Rohani. Iran's Revolutionary Guards (Archives) Photo: AP Iran's Revolutionary Guards (Archives)
  2. 2. (Archive photo: EPA) "Telephone espionage by the United States government against the people of other countries are proof that you can not trust the leadership of the White House", the military group said. The Revolutionary Guards is a military organization that was founded after the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, and is directly loyal to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. It is made up of some 200,000 soldiers and its main role is to protect Iran's Islamic system. Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new "Death to America" songs at the former US Embassy in Tehran, hoping to keep anger high ahead of nuclear talks with Western powers. They performed the songs Saturday ahead of a planned massive protest Monday to mark the anniversary of the US Embassy takeover in 1979. Authorities pulled down dozens of anti-US banners and posters around Tehran last week. The Imam of the Friday prayers in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, has said that Iran would continue to chant " Death to America " even while continuing negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Conservative groups have announced that the celebration of the anniversary of the US embassy hostage crisis in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, would be more powerful than in previous years, in response to gestures of rapprochement to the West posed by President Rohani.
  3. 3. The "Conquest of the American spy den", as it is known in Iran, was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the US in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days after a group of Iranian students overtook the US Embassy in Tehran. It led to the severance of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States. AP contributed to this article Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter Receive Ynetnews updates directly to your desktop Tweet comment Print Send to friend Bookmark to 12 Talkbacks for this article See all talkbacks Please wait for the talkbacks to load RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us Site developed by Copyright © Yedioth Internet. All rights reserved.