“Until the time of revenge comes”: a time which the Iranian regime would like to hasten as much as possible, as their self-assigned August 22 deadline on responding to the nuclear issue draws closer. From AFP: “Top Iran general says hopes to avenge Muslim deaths”
TEHRAN (AFP) – The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said he hoped the Islamic
republic could one day “avenge the blood of innocent people in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan”.
“We have to keep this sacred hatred of the enemies of Islam alive in our hearts until the time of revenge comes,” General Yahya Rahim Safavi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
“I hope our nation can one day avenge the blood of innocent people in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said, adding: “I ask God to arouse the dignity of Muslims and destroy America, Israel and their associates.”
“I ask God that the crimes and atrocities of Zionists hasten the annihilation of this regime. Hezbollah and Lebanese people are invincible and this cancerous tumor… should die,” he added, calling on “clerical leaders in the Islamic world (to) clarify the duty of Muslims against Israel.”