Friday, October 28, 2011

Fars (Iran): "Senior Cleric Warns White House to Avoid Clampdown on Americans"

Fear not, OWS, Ayatollah Jannati has your back!
Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati warned Washington officials to stop suppression of American protestors.

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus here on Friday, Ayatollah Jannati noted the anti-capitalism protests in the US and the exercise of heavy-handed tactics by the US police against demonstrators, and said, "You (the US) treat your people harshly, you should know that people can not be treated by force."

He said 99 percent of the American population is standing against one percent, "and you are advised not to suppress 99 percent of your population just because of the interests of the remaining one percent".

Occupy Wall Street protesters have been occupying Zuccotti Park since 17 September and have said they intend to remain in occupation until the new year.

The anti-capitalism protesters are angry at the US administration's domestic, foreign and financial policies and discriminatory approach towards the 99% average and below-average class of the society, saying that the 1% rich are looting the rest of the population.

He further dismissed the US accusation that Tehran plotted to assassinate a Saudi envoy to Washington, and asked, "What would Iran gain by assassinating a Saudi Ambassador on the US soil?"

"You yourself are terror agents, you kill people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan," he added.

Meantime, the cleric said the US is experiencing demise as crisis has ripped through the US and Europe while the waves of Islamic awakening have spread.

"And today is the day of encountering the US as much as we can," he added. [...]

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