Just another ordinary Friday afternoon prayer service in Iran, except for the fact that we just got done signing a treaty with them that was supposed to make them like us and promise not to nuke us in the future.
Wow, that worked well, didn’t it?
The Washington Free Beacon brought us the warm wishes from Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, a handpicked stooge of the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader:
A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media.
Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week.
A Persian-language message on the podium declared, “We will trample upon America” while the English phrase “We Defeat the United States” can be seen underneath.
Gee, thanks for the translation.
Friday prayers are known for being officially sanctioned by the state and a sign of the supreme leader’s thinking on various issues. Analysts who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the anti-American tone of last week’s prayers said it is a sign Tehran believes it bested the United States in the talks.
Yeah, no kidding.
While Congress is trying to read its way through the giveaway, here’s what some Iranians had to say about the deal which lifts international bans of Iran’s ballistic missile program and removes sanctions which restricted its ability to purchase military weapons on the open market.
Iran’s defense minister on Monday said the deal also will prohibit all foreigners from inspecting Iran’s “defensive and missile capabilitiesat sensitive military sites.
“Missile-related issues have never been on agenda of the nuclear talks and the Islamic system will resolutely implement its programs in this field,” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying on Monday following a meeting with Iran’s defense ministry.
U.S. officials are being deceptive when they claim that international inspectors will have full access to Iran’s key military sites, Dehqan said.
Yep, our leaders lied to us.
“The U.S. officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation,” he was quoted as saying.
Dehqan went on to claim that Americans must “realize that they are not the world’s super power and no one recognizes them as such any longer.”
Thank you, President Obama.
Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics are meant to mock the Obama administration.
Supreme Leader Ali “Khamenei is toying with Obama right now, humiliating him, but Obama is too self-absorbed to realize it,” Rubin said. “The best analogy to this would be if Roosevelt made peace with Hirohito who gave a speech under the banner ‘We will bomb Pearl Harbor anyway.’”
“There’s a reason why Obama doesn’t want Congress to see the agreement,” Rubin added. “That is because to examine the agreement is to recognize that it’s more an unconditional surrender than an arms control agreement.”
Unconditional surrender. The Obama administration’s idea of a foreign policy strategy.