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Khameni: Democrat Victory Is A Victory For Iran

From Reuters:

Khamenei calls elections a victory for Iran

By Jon Hemming

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections a victory for Iran…

"This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush’s hawkish policies in the world," Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran’s student news agency ISNA on Friday.

"Since Washington’s hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation." …

Khamenei, a senior cleric in power since 1989, has the last word on matters of state in Iran’s complex system of Islamic rule, while the government, under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in charge of day-to-day decision making.

"The result of this election indicates that the majority of American people are dissatisfied and are fed up with the policies of the American administration," the IRNA state news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

Khamenei said military maneuvers in the Gulf this week in which Iranian forces tested new missile systems showed Iran was ready to face any threat.

But, he said: "With the scandalous defeat of America’s policies in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Afghanistan, America’s threats are empty threats on an international scale." …

He’s right of course.

(Thanks to VoR for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 10th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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