Khamenei: Iran Will Fight Against Any U.S. Action
October 18, 2011 by Sam Rolley
Amid speculation that the U.S. will launch military attacks on Iran, the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns that any “inappropriate action” will be met with decisive response.
According to Daily Times, a Pakistani news outlet, Iranians deny any involvement whatsoever in the alleged attempted assassination plot against the Saudi foreign minister in Washington, D.C., that was announced by the Department of Justice last week. Many Iranian lawmakers and analysts have come forward and said that Iran would not benefit in any way by assassinating the diplomat in the United States.
“If American officials are entertaining any illusions, they should know that any inappropriate action — whether political or security-related — will meet with the Iranian people’s decisive response,” said Khamenei in a speech in western Iran, according to his official website. “The Islamic republic of Iran will face off any plot, or destructive or obstructive measures, with all its might.”
The Iranian official also said in his speech that the announcement of the plot — which many American analysts have called dubious or likened to a “bad Hollywood script” — was an attempt by Justice Department officials to draw attention away from other issues going on in the U.S., including protests and government scandals. He said that the U.S. is coming unraveled because of government officials’ “undignified accommodation of Zionists” and that “the flames of their [the American people’s] rage would indeed set the system of Hegemony afire and burn it into ashes.”
“You have turned your back to your people. You are hated by most of them. The Islamic Republic is otherwise where the large national participation points to the nation’s firm resolve and perseverance against any conspiracy,” Khamenei said.
INFOWARS.COM reports that the U.S. military has already mobilized a large-scale exercise over the Mideast to pressure Iran by deploying 41 giant transports of the 22nds Airlift Squadron on Monday and putting ground troops on “full alert.” Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi armies are also reportedly standing by for active military conflict.