NEWS FROM IRAN
Ahmadinejad’s Return to Public Eye in Iran Fuels Talk of Comeback
May 13, 2016 — Voice of America News reports: “On a podium decorated as a bunker from the Iran-Iraq war, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad woos a crowd of hundreds with an anti-Western speech reminiscent of his fiery addresses as Iran’s president.
At the end of the event in Jiroft in southeast Iran, held partly to honor victims of the 1980-88 war, some of the crowd chant: ‘The slogan of any man is that Ahmadinejad is coming back.’
After nearly three years out of the public eye following two terms as president, Ahmadinejad has made a handful of appearances in the past few weeks, including his speech last week in Jiroft, which have stoked talk of a political comeback.
The 59-year-old conservative and populist has made no announcement about his future or addressed speculation that he plans to stand in the next presidential election, due in 2017.
But if he does run, he could cause problems for his pragmatic successor, Hassan Rouhani, who gained popularity after the deal with world powers that led to most sanctions on Iran being lifted in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program…” (Ahmadinejad, Iran’s braggart, will be blotted out when Russia, China, and Islamic nations fight Israel and her allies during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. The battle is described in Ezekiel 39:1 – 5: “…thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured…” Soon the war of wars will arrive from the North and East [Russia and China] – Daniel 11:44. The battle is described in Ezekiel 38:1 – 5: “…the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief [Russian] prince of Meshech and Tubal: [Moscow and Tubal, or Tubalsk – Southwest of the Russian capital]: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:” See the next two reports.)
Iranian commander: We can destroy Israel ‘in under 8 minutes’
May 23, 2016 — The Times of Israel reports: “A senior Iranian military commander boasted that the Islamic Republic could ‘raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.’
Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to do so quickly.
‘If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes,’ Karimpour said Thursday, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
A senior Iranian general on May 9 announced that the country’s armed forces successfully tested a precision-guided, medium-range ballistic missile two weeks earlier that could reach Israel, the state-run Tasnim agency reported.
‘We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,’ Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi was quoted as saying at a Tehran science conference. The eight-meter margin means the ‘missile enjoys zero error,’ he told conference participants…” (The headline above is abominable and ridiculously incorrect according to God’s Holy Word. God says: “I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name…” – Isaiah 56:5,)
Iran’s Supreme Leader: U.S. ‘Surrendered’ to Iran in Nuclear Deal
May 31, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “Last week, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei called for the Islamic Republic to remain vigilant against the West’s ‘soft war’ and warned Iran’s ‘enemies,’ specifically the West, were trying to manipulate and control the nation’s policies.
‘Our officials and all parts of the establishment should be vigilant about the West’s continued soft war against Iran… the enemies want to weaken the system from inside,’ Khamenei said, according to Reuters. He reportedly made the statement while addressing a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts.
Also last week, Iran elected Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati to head the nation’s 88-member Assembly of Experts (Majles-e Khobragan Rahbari), which is tasked with appointing and dismissing the next supreme leader. This arguably makes Jannati the most powerful man in Iran currently, after Khamenei.
Khamenei reportedly also warned that ‘Iran’s enemies try to influence decision-making centers, alter Iranian officials’ positions and change people’s beliefs.’ He added, ‘We should be strong and empowered.’
According to Iran’s state-run Press TV, the supreme leader also touched upon the historic nuclear Iran deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), asserting that the United States’s concessions were a form of surrender to the Islamic Republic’s ‘own power.’
‘There was time when enemies would not accept even a single centrifuge inside Iran, but they finally surrendered in the face of Iran’s nuclear might,’ Khamenei said, according to Press TV. ‘In fact, it was not the Americans who gave [us] this concession; we got it with our own power,’ he said…”
Rouhani: Iran at turning point after defeating ‘Zionist plots’
May 31, 2016 — The Times of Israel reports: “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Iran is at a ‘historic turning point’ after overcoming the sanctions on its nuclear program, which he partly attributed to ‘Zionism.’
‘We lie at a historic turning point after passing through the plots of the Zionism and the arrogance which had put us under sanctions,’ Rouhani said, according to the state-run Press TV.
He also said that post-sanctions Tehran was ‘intent on opening the road of exports to the world countries.’ The first step, he said, was ‘for the government to open the doors that were shut in the past.’
Rouhani told his audience in Urumieh, in northwest Iran, there was a marked rise in visits by foreign trade delegations since the sanctions were lifted, and agreements had been reached for the first investments…” (In the battle named Armageddon – Revelation 16:16; God warns Israel’s enemies, primarily Muslims, in Ezekiel 39:2 – 7 saying to Russia, China, plus numerous Islamic nations: “I will turn thee back, [during World War III] and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel…” See the next article.)