Khamenei: “Negotiating Will Solve Nothing… Every Troublemaker, Every Terrorist Must Be Punished”

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Biden’s handlers, however, will continue to look for an opportunity to offer Tehran’s Islamic regime a new appeasement package. Note that Khamenei says that “no Iranian” can accept conditions, including Iran’s abandonment of its nuclear program. However, he willingly agreed to Obama’s nuclear deal. What does that tell you about the ability of that agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program?

“Khamenei Tells Paramilitary Group: ‘Every Troublemaker, Every Terrorist, Must Be Punished,’” Times of Israel, November 26, 2022:

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that negotiating with the United States would not end the “trouble” that has rocked the Islamic Republic for the past two months and vowed to punish protesters… .

“Some tell us in the newspapers or on the Internet that in order to end the problems that started a few weeks ago, all that is needed is to solve your problem with the United States and listen to the voice of the nation,” Khamenei said.

“Negotiating will not solve anything,” he said, in comments broadcast on state television.

“Our problem with the United States can only be solved by letting that country hold us to ransom.”

Khamenei said that to end hostilities, the United States wants Iran to abandon its nuclear program, change its constitution, restrict its influence within its borders and shut down its defense industries.

“No Iranian can accept such conditions,” he said…

“The problem is not a few rioters on the street, even if every rioter, every terrorist, must be punished,” Khamenei told the grand assembly.

“The battlefield is much wider. The main enemy is global arrogance,” she added, using Iran’s blanket term for the United States and its allies, including Israel.

Praising the decades-long military and social virtues of the Basij, Khamenei said the forces “sacrificed themselves to save the people from a group of rioters and mercenaries,” referring to recent unrest across the country. “They sacrificed to face oppression.”…

Khamenei’s comments came a day after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met with a group of Basij members and praised their efforts to maintain security, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

Iran’s fierce crackdown on dissent has drawn criticism, with at least 448 people killed and more than 18,000 arrested in the protests and the violent response by security forces that followed, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that monitors the demonstrations. Iran has not offered a death toll or a number of arrests.

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