Iran’s Supreme Leader Issued Fatwa Against Nuclear Weapons

Earlier today I blogged about a report in yesterday’s I newspaper, that Tehran had gone back to verbally abusing and attacking America. The newspaper stated that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had condemned America for spreading myths about the country’s possession of nuclear weapons so that they could claim that Iran was a threat. Instead, Khamenei claimed that the real threat was America.

I pointed out that in fact, despite recent Republican propaganda and fearmongering, Iran possesses no nuclear weapons. Republican politicians and donors in America, such as Sheldon Adelson and one of the senators for Texas, are recommending that America should be prepared to launch a nuclear attack on Iran.

In this case, it would seem that the Iranians are correct: America is the real threat, at least to them.

Here’s another extremely interesting video from The Young Turks. It’s from three years ago in 2012, and is about a report in the McClatchy newspaper about Iran’s stance against nuclear weapons.

Yep, you read that correctly: Iran was against nuclear weapons.

At the talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme and the potential threat it may pose, the Iranian’s chief negotiator, Agha Jalili, appeared beneath a banner saying in Farsi ‘Nuclear Power for All; Nuclear Weapons for None.’

Furthermore, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons declaring them to be a sin.

The Turks’ Cenk Uyghur states that it could well be the case that Iranians ‘are just saying that’. On the other hand, he points out that their self-professed stance against nuclear weapons has been very little reporting in America. If the country had declared itself in favour of developing nuclear bombs, Uyghur states this would have been reported absolutely everywhere.

So Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons, it wasn’t anywhere near developing any, and Obama’s negotiations with Iran have placed severe limitations on its nuclear programme. Plus the fact that the regime itself has condemned nuclear weapons.

But there are still elements within the Republican party pushing for an invasion of Iran.

We were lied to like this before, when Bush and Bliar invaded Iraq. They’re lying to us again, hoping that we’ve forgotten – forgotten that the death and chaos now enveloping the country is a direct product of that invasion. Forgotten that the real reason for the invasion wasn’t to free the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein, but simply to loot their country and seize their oil.

Now they want to do the same with Iran.

Let’s not give them that chance.

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