Defiant in the face of a possible attack. They shout “Death to America,” and we respond with renewed calls for negotiations. “Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Threatens to ‘Strike at Them with All Our Capabilities’ If Iran Is Attacked,” from MEMRITV:
The following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Iranian Leader, Ali Khamenei, which aired on Khorasan TV on March 21, 2007.
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Ali Khamenei: “When the president of the Iranian people travels to countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, the peoples cry out slogans in his praise. They demonstrate in support of him. When the American president visits countries in South America, which is the backyard of the U.S.A, the peoples there welcome him by burning the American flag…”
Crowd chanting: “Death to America. Death to America. Death to America. Death to America. Death to America. Death to America. Death to America”
“They threaten to impose sanctions on us. Sanctions cannot harm us. Haven’t they imposed sanctions on us before? We achieved nuclear energy despite sanctions. We achieved scientific progress despite sanctions. We achieved the building of our country despite the sanctions. Under certain circumstances, sanctions can benefit us, because they intensify our will for effort and activity.”
Crowd chanting: “Allah Akbar Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. Khamenei is the leader. Death to America. Oh noble leader, we are prepared. Oh noble leader, we are prepared. Oh noble leader, we are prepared. Oh noble leader, we are prepared.”
Ali Khamenei: “Pay attention. If they want to use threats, impose [their will], and act aggressively, they should have no doubt that the Iranian people and officials will confront the enemies that want to attack us, and will strike at them with all our capabilities.”