Ayatollah Khamenei validates confidence placed in Iran by pro-deal Dems

Forty one Democratic Senators have pledged to vote against a resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, placing their confidence in Iran behaving itself and not trying to build a nuclear bomb.

Yesterday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei gave those Democratic Senators a preview of how that trust will be validated.

It's not pretty.

New York Times:

Iran’s supreme leader predicted Wednesday that Israel would not exist in 25 years, and ruled out any new negotiations with the “Satan,” the United States, beyond the recently completed nuclear accord.

In remarks published Wednesday on his personal website and in posts on Twitter, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responded to what he said were claims that Israel would be safe for that period under the nuclear agreement reached in July.

“After nuclear negotiations, the Zionist regime said that they will not be worried about Iran in the next 25 years,” Ayatollah Khamenei wrote. “I am telling you, first, you will not be around in 25 years’ time, and God willing, there will be no Zionist regime in 25 years. Second, during this period, the spirit of fighting, heroism and jihad will keep you worried every moment.”

Ayatollah Khamenei also emphasized, as he had in past months, that he would not allow any new negotiations with the United States. Politically moderate government officials, including the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have raised the possibility of discussing a solution for the war in Syria with the United States and its allies.

"Politically moderate..."? For the record, this was the behavior of the "politically moderate" foreign minister during the talks:

Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States has been ordered by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader to stop shouting and yelling at Secretary of State John Kerry during negotiating sessions.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told his country’s state controlled media in a recent interview that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has instructed him to stop yelling at Kerry and other top U.S. officials during the talks.

Reports about Zarif’s temper first emerged in the Iranian press last November, when the United States and Iran agreed to extend talks through June of this year.

Zarif is said to “frequently shout at Western diplomats” with such force that bodyguards have been forced to enter the negotiation room.

If the NY Times says Zarif is "politically moderate" it must be so, right?

Meanwhile, Khamenei's eliminationist rhetoric directed against Israel makes Democrats supporting the deal look stupid. They are voting to give the Iranians more than $100 billion to fulfill the Ayatollah's pledge. And do Khamenei's words indicate that war is less likely? That's believable only if you're a liberal who thinks a piece of paper can stop a genocidal regime from carrying out their sick threats.

 

Forty one Democratic Senators have pledged to vote against a resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, placing their confidence in Iran behaving itself and not trying to build a nuclear bomb.

Yesterday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei gave those Democratic Senators a preview of how that trust will be validated.

It's not pretty.

New York Times:

Iran’s supreme leader predicted Wednesday that Israel would not exist in 25 years, and ruled out any new negotiations with the “Satan,” the United States, beyond the recently completed nuclear accord.

In remarks published Wednesday on his personal website and in posts on Twitter, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responded to what he said were claims that Israel would be safe for that period under the nuclear agreement reached in July.

“After nuclear negotiations, the Zionist regime said that they will not be worried about Iran in the next 25 years,” Ayatollah Khamenei wrote. “I am telling you, first, you will not be around in 25 years’ time, and God willing, there will be no Zionist regime in 25 years. Second, during this period, the spirit of fighting, heroism and jihad will keep you worried every moment.”

Ayatollah Khamenei also emphasized, as he had in past months, that he would not allow any new negotiations with the United States. Politically moderate government officials, including the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have raised the possibility of discussing a solution for the war in Syria with the United States and its allies.

"Politically moderate..."? For the record, this was the behavior of the "politically moderate" foreign minister during the talks:

Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States has been ordered by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader to stop shouting and yelling at Secretary of State John Kerry during negotiating sessions.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told his country’s state controlled media in a recent interview that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has instructed him to stop yelling at Kerry and other top U.S. officials during the talks.

Reports about Zarif’s temper first emerged in the Iranian press last November, when the United States and Iran agreed to extend talks through June of this year.

Zarif is said to “frequently shout at Western diplomats” with such force that bodyguards have been forced to enter the negotiation room.

If the NY Times says Zarif is "politically moderate" it must be so, right?

Meanwhile, Khamenei's eliminationist rhetoric directed against Israel makes Democrats supporting the deal look stupid. They are voting to give the Iranians more than $100 billion to fulfill the Ayatollah's pledge. And do Khamenei's words indicate that war is less likely? That's believable only if you're a liberal who thinks a piece of paper can stop a genocidal regime from carrying out their sick threats.