Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the anti-Islamic terror twins the US and Israel for the production of an anti-Islam movie that insults Holy Prophet Mohammad. "The prime suspects in this crime are Zionism and the US government,” said Khamenei. The controversial movie has ignited violent protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Muslims rose to protest in several parts of India as well against state sponsored anti-Islamic cynical experiments of western sick minds.
The US puppet regimes of Mideast like Saudi Arabia. Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain etc have suppressed Islamic sentiments of Muslims living in these countries so that no strong protests could take place. USA relies on its petrodollar allies, official Arabs, to promote its imperialist interests, globally.
Islam can be defended only by Muslims and their nations. In a message issued Khamenei said that "behind this evil move lie the antagonistic policies of the Zionists and the USA and other heads of the global arrogance", reported Press TV. "If the US politicians are honest in their claim of not being involved in the production of this film, they must bring the perpetrators of this hideous crime and their financial backers, who have wrenched the hearts of Muslim nations, to face a punishment proportionate to this great crime," he rightly added.
Hundreds of Iranians protested against the movie. The protesters, carrying placards against the film and shouting anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, gathered in front of the Swiss embassy in Tehran which represents the US interests in Iran.
Iran is under substantive sanctions, especially on its oil industry and oil exports, by the West over the country's nuclear program. The European Union imposed an oil embargo on Tehran in July. Fascist Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that Tehran was close to being able to build a nuclear bomb, fuelling speculation about an Israeli strike. Iran insists its nuclear programme is peaceful.
USA failed to bully or subordinate Iran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that sanctions and pressure cannot force Tehran to surrender since Iranians are strong and always overcome problems. "During the last 33 years, Iran has been faced with a wide range of political, security, military and economic pressure and sanctions, but the Iranian nation has defused these pressure and grown more powerful through its resistance," he added. The growing pressure is mainly aimed at making the Iranian nation surrender, but Iran has not bowed and will never surrender to pressure, and this has made the enemy furious.
The Iranian nation will overcome the harsh conditions through reliance on its natural wealth and talented people, said the Iranian leader.
The USA, Britain, France and a number of anti-Islamic Middle Eastern states are conducting a naval exercise in the Gulf this week, focusing on how to clear mines that Tehran or guerrilla groups might deploy to disrupt tanker traffic.
Meanwhile, as the US navy gangsters have entered the sea close to Iran, conducting exercises to bully the Islamic nation, Tehran has launched a submarine and a destroyer into the Gulf from Bandar Abbas port on Tuesday. The dictatorial USA and allied navies held exercises in the same waters to practice keeping oil shipping lanes open. Tehran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a route for oil exports from the Gulf, if Iranian nuclear sites are attacked by Israel or its other terror half, the USA because they think Tehran, like other nuke states, is also trying to develop an atomic bomb. Publicly, Iranian military officials have sounded relaxed about the USA naval exercise. "This exercise is a defensive exercise and we don't perceive any threats from it," Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, told local media. "We are not conducting exercises in response."
Iran's refitted Tareq-901 submarine and Sahand destroyer were launched on the direct orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the official IRNA news agency reported. On the other side of the country, Khamenei visited the northern coastal city of Nowshahr to watch naval cadets practice planting mines, freeing hijacked ships, destroying enemy vessels and jumping from helicopters. The armed forces must reach capabilities such that no one can attack the strong fence of the country and the dear people of Iran," Khamenei told army commanders.
Iran's Tareq-class submarines are diesel-electric boats that were originally built in Russia in the early 1990s, according to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a non-profit organisation which focuses on security affairs.
Americans and Europeans keep trying the Arab route to make Iran also a puppet to serve the US imperialist cause but has clearly failed, notwithstanding economic terror sanctions, harming the genuine interests of Iranians. The pressure and threats by USA-Israel terror twins has made Iran somewhat vulnerable to outside manoeuvrings.
As a sovereign a nation, Islamic Iran, unlike Saudi led Arab league, is committed to complete independence and refuses to surrender to American pressure terror tactics.
About the writer:
Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff.wordpress.com/write: firstname.lastname@example.org.