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Iran condemns all types of terrorism: Rafsanjani

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here on Friday condemned state-sponsored terrorism and human rights violations committed by the Zionist regime against innocent Palestinians. In a sermon delivered at Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus, the substitute Tehran Friday prayer leader said, "Given that Iran has suffered the greatest losses from terrorism, Tehran condemns terrorism and all types of terrorist activities more than any other country." The EC chairman mentioned the Western intellectuals and scholars who propose a solution for everything, asking, "Why don't they propose a way to prevent Israel's atrocities then, since they themselves trained the Israelis?"

This was the worst week for the Palestinians, he said, adding that Israel continued its daily attacks on the pretext that al-Qassam missiles were being fired at Zionist settlements by Palestinian resistance forces and continued its week-long attacks using tanks, helicopter gunships, and soldiers, killing about a hundred, arresting twice that number, and wounding many more Palestinians.

It is shameful to witness the weak response of the Arab League to these acts and it is shameful to witness such aggression against the defenseless people of Palestine, he said.

In reference to the Arab League’s complaint to the United Nations Security Council condemning the atrocities the Zionist regime has been committing against the Palestinians, he stated that Washington vetoed the censure of Israel at the UN Security Council, as it always does.

"The international system is unjust and the U.S. veto of such crimes is the best proof of U.S. oppression at the global level," said Rafsanjani.

He stated that the U.S. war planes' bombardments of various cities in Iraq that began with the U.S.-led attack on the country are continuing.

"That is how a country which considers itself authorized to decide on behalf of the Iraqis treats the Iraqi people," he noted.

He also congratulated the congregation at Friday prayers on the occasion of Police Week, saying that the police guarantees national security.

6 posted on 10/08/2004 10:12:49 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

"Tehran condemns terrorism and all types of terrorist activities more than any other country."

LOL, Just like they condemn torture and promote free speech.

"The EC chairman mentioned the Western intellectuals and scholars who propose a solution for everything, asking, "Why don't they propose a way to prevent Israel's atrocities then, since they themselves trained the Israelis?"

LOL. Hey, we're only 4 months away from the annual Terror Fest in Iran. Maybe Rafsanjani et al could put their money where their mouth is and cancel the event and close down the terrorist training camps and kick their terrorist buddies out of their nice offices in downtown Tehran?
Or maybe they could start fighting terrorism themselves by not giving safe haven to alQaeda? Or by not supporting Hezbollah? Or by getting their own terrorists out of Iraq?


11 posted on 10/09/2004 4:27:08 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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