Iran slams innocent killings anywhere : Leader
Press TV -(Wed Apr 17, 2013) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic condemns the death of innocents in the US or anywhere else in the world.
“Pursuant to Islamic logic, the Islamic Republic of Iran opposes any blast or the killing of innocents be it in Boston in the US or Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria and condemns it,” Ayatollah Khamenei told a group of Army commanders on Wednesday.
“The US and other so-called human rights advocates remain silent on the massacre of innocents in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, but they cause a ruckus after a few blasts in the United States,” the Leader stated.
Ayatollah Khamenei underscored the “contradictory” behavior of the US and its allies regarding human rights issues, calling their position on the Islamic Republic “illogical”.
“What kind of logic is this[?] … if children and women are killed by Americans in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and [if] in Iraq and Syria the terrorists backed by the US, West and Zionists cause tragedy, it is not considered a problem but if an explosion happens in the US or another Western state, the entire world must pay the price for it?”
IRNA -(Wed Apr 17, 2013) Supreme Leader rebukes US for insensible approach toward human plight
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rebuked the US administration for insensible approach toward human plight around the world.
The Supreme Leader rebuked the US government for keeping silent toward plight of people fallen victims to systematic terrorist operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, but, they employ sensible approach in case of minor explosions in the United States.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in an address to a group of the Islamic Republic Army commanders and members of Basij (volunteer forces) as well as a group of Army families on the occasion of the 29th Farvardin (April 17), marking the Army Day.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Islamic Republic of Iran Army as source of honor, terming the US-led camp of arrogance as ˈillogical.ˈ
The Supreme Leader criticized the western civilization for the contradictory approach to humanitarian values, lack of logic, bullying and disrespect for human dignity.
Outlining distinctive features of the Islamic Republic Army, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces said that in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Army is dignified by all and backed by the public due to its devotion, campaign for truth and not because of power.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the armed forces, including the Islamic Republic Army have made amazing progress in defense and electronic industries incomparable with those before and even the early years of the Islamic Revolution.
The Supreme Leader said all the progress was achieved when the ill-wishers of Iranian nation were stingy to extend the least amount of facilities but thanks to internal vibrancy of Iranian nationˈs youth and children, a miracle has taken place.
Ayatollah Khamenei said fulfillment of responsibility out of religious and revolutionary duty turned the Islamic Republic Army into a committed organ, adhering to beliefs and values.
ˈSuch an army would absolutely emerge victorious in any test.ˈ
Touching on braveries of the Islamic Republic Army during eight years of Sacred Defense (1980-88), Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic Army played an outstanding role in many operations during the Sacred Defense era, undertaking big tasks.
Touching on the domineering spirit of the collection of armies of the US-led camp of arrogance, Ayatollah Khamenei said the army collections bring about moral corruption, pressure on the public and massacre anywhere they make presence.
As for Americansˈ claim of opposing Weapons of Mass Destruction, the Supreme Leader said contrary to the claim, the US unmanned planes massacre innocent women, children and people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the terrorists, implicitly or explicitly supported by the US, kill people in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, following the Islamic logic, opposes any kind of explosion and massacre of innocent people either in Boston, United States, or Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, condemning them, said the Supreme Leader.
ˈWhat kind of logic is it that it would be ok if children and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan are killed by the terrorists, supported by the US, West and Zionists, cause human tragedy in Iraq and Syria, whereas whole the world would be forced to pay the cost of explosion, if any, in the US or a western country?ˈ questioned the Supreme Leader.
Such a spirit and thought of the US and the West, that consider themselves superior to others, would lead to their growing fall and elimination, the Leader said.
Prior to the Supreme Leaderˈs speech, the Islamic Republic Army Commander Major General Salehi briefed commander-in-chief of the armed forces on capability of forces under his command.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Leader received a number of the Islamic Republic Army war veterans.
Fars NA -(Wed Apr 17, 2013) Supreme Leader Condemns US Selfish, Irrational Approach to Terrorism
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei condemned the recent bomb blast in Boston, but meantime slammed Washington for its selective and illogical attitude towards terrorism, saying the US keeps mum about the massacre of innocent Muslim nations, but it wants to set fire to the world when a bomb blasts on its soil.
“In compliance with the logic of Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran opposes and condemns any kind of explosion and killing of innocent people no matter it takes place in the United States’ Boston or in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday, addressing a meeting with Iranian Army and Basij (volunteer forces) commanders and personnel on the threshold of the National Army Day.
“But”, he said, “the attitude of America and others who allege to be supporters of human rights towards the killing of innocent people is contradictory and we, thus, believe that the United States and the front standing against the Islamic Republic of Iran are irrational.”
Elaborating on the United States’ selfish and irrational approach to terrorism, Ayatollah Khamenei said despite the Americans’ claim about their opposition to the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), “the United States’ drones massacre innocent people, children and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while the terrorists who are overtly or covertly supported by the US are killing people in Iraq and Syria”.
“What kind of logic is this that if children and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan are killed by Americans and if the terrorists supported by the US, the West and the Zionists cause catastrophes in Iraq and Syria, it wouldn’t matter, but if a blast takes place in the US or a western country, then the whole world should pay the price for it,” he asked.
The Leader warned that “the paradoxical, irrational and bullying” behavior of the US and the West and their disrespect for human principles have pushed the western civilization towards demise.
The Iranian Supreme Leader’s remarks came after two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday killing three people and injuring more than 138 others.