Thursday, June 18, 2009

IRIB: "Iranian Jews condemn recent riots"

"Jews community" appears from time to time in the Iranian press, usually in the form of some statement supporting Palestinians, condemning the Zionist entity, and expressing general satisfaction with Khomeinism. It is interesting that the Jews' alleged support for the regime is being paraded out here since the election is not a particularly Jewish issue:
Jews community in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday in a statement condemned the recent riots in Iran and announced their hatred against them.

"Such a behavior is far from the Iranian dignity and we condemn it," The statement added.

"Considering the recent guidelines by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for establishment of unity and solidarity and avoiding discord among people, we condemn such riots by opportunist persons who try to destroy the public properties and target the tranquility and unity among Iranian people," it said.
Covering a doubtless more sincere expression of support, a Mehr headline reads "Hezbollah lauds Iranians for huge voter turnout":
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has praised Iranians for their massive turnout in Friday’s presidential election.

“In what part of the world 85 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, but this happened in Iran,” Al-Manar TV quoted Nasrallah as saying on Wednesday.

The Hezbollah secretary general also told the Lebanese March 14 group that it should not pin its hopes on protests in Iran because as Iran’s Supreme Leader has said the violent protestors are not connected to the defeated presidential candidates.
That should settle it.

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