The Iranian mullahs know that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that they can do or say to prevent Barack Obama from giving them everything they want — and they gleefully publicize their knowledge of this fact at every opportunity. Why should they stop chanting “Death to America” when the Obama Administration has already announced that this won’t stop them from making a deal with Iran?
“Iranians at pro-Palestine rallies chant ‘Down with America’ as nuclear negotiators meet,” Associated Press, July 10, 2015 (thanks to Kenneth):
TEHRAN, Iran – Tens of thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” and “Death to Israel” during annual pro-Palestinian rallies nationwide on Friday, as a top leader said the U.S. would be making a “strategic mistake” if it pulled out of ongoing negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program.
The “Al-Quds Day” rallies took place as Iran and six world powers were meeting in Vienna to work out a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing tens of billions of dollars in economic penalties on the Islamic Republic.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a brief appearance at the rally in the capital, Tehran, but did not mention the nuclear talks that have blown past two extensions and entered the 14th day of the current round on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that the Americans were ready to leave.
“If you drive the talks into a dead end then it will be you who will be committing a strategic mistake,” Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani said at Friday prayers following the rally in Tehran, addressing the U.S. “And its outcome will not benefit you since Iran’s nuclear staff are ready to accelerate nuclear technology at a higher speed than before.”
At the rally, the hard-line protesters wrapped America, British, Israeli and Saudi flags around pillars and set them ablaze….