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Khamenei: Sanctions Deepen Hatred of West

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, during a ceremony marking the 23rd death anniversary of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, shown in the poster at right, at his mausoleum, just outside Tehran, Iran, June 3,
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, during a ceremony marking the 23rd death anniversary of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, shown in the poster at right, at his mausoleum, just outside Tehran, Iran, June 3,
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Iran's supreme leader says Western sanctions will not impede Tehran's progress, but will instead deepen hatred of the West in the hearts of the Iranian people.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made his remarks Sunday at a ceremony to mark the 23rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The program was held at the mausoleum of the late ayatollah in Tehran.

Khamenei said the U.S. and its allies lie about Iran's nuclear programs to cover up their own problems. He said the political and media talk about the dangers of a nuclear Iran is unfounded.  

He said "what they are and should be afraid of is not a nuclear Iran, but an Islamic Iran."

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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by: No Menei from: USA
June 03, 2012 10:03 AM
No we don't fear Khamenei the Khomenei wanna be or Persian Muslims or Persian atomic bombs.
Does Khamenei fear Israeli atomic bombs?
What is the saying thank god I was not born a Persian or a woman.

by: Jamboo from: Hawaii
June 03, 2012 10:02 AM
Daniel R; There has never been any allegation that Cuba was pursuing a nuclear weapon. I think you are confusing your history. Cuban missile crisis had nothing to do with Cuba developing nuclear weapons.

by: bstone from: usa
June 03, 2012 9:40 AM
Then why does'nt Iran open their sites for an inspection by the UN?.....if there is nothing there then the sanctions will be lifted.......

by: Daniel R from: Phoenix, AZ
June 03, 2012 9:39 AM
Sanctions stopped Cuba from having nuclear weapons

by: Hossein
June 03, 2012 9:21 AM
Your dictatorship has deepen the hatred of you and your entire government. Free Mir Hossein Moosavi now

by: TLWiz from: Kentucky, USA
June 03, 2012 9:17 AM
For anybody who thinks sanctions are a worthwhile tactic, all I have to say is Cuba.
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