Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Latest from Iran (27 June): How to Un-Do Diplomacy --- "Jews Control the Illegal Drug Trade"

1st Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi0530 GMT: Tuesday was marked by an intense effort by Iranian officials at an advance in the nuclear talks, staving off the European Union's cut-off on Iranian oil scheduled for 1 July. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi led the campaign, visiting EU member Cyprus to request,  "We hope that the European Union looks into the matter with more rationality and wisdom because I think nobody benefits from confrontation."

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast took up the theme, "EU sanctions against Iran will both hurt talks between Iran and the P5+1 group, and aggravate the economic and social problems in European countries." Ali Bagheri, the deputy nuclear negotiator, assured that Iran's proposals for a nuclear resolution were "comprehensive and feasible"

What could possibly derail this campaign? This can:

“The Zionists play a key role in the production and distribution of narcotics across the globe, because destroying human societies and exploiting their virtues are among the objectives of the Zionists,” [1st Vice President Mohammad Reza] Rahimi said at a conference commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday. 

Numerous studies have attested to the fact that the Zionists regard themselves as the master race and they view the other races as their slaves that must be used for achieving the Zionist objectives, he said. 

While the Zionists utilize the narcotics to devastate other societies, they safeguard their own society against such drugs, he pointed out. 

The Iranian vice president expressed Tehran’s preparedness to sponsor an international investigation into the role of the Zionist entities in the production and distribution of narcotics across the world. 

Rahimi did address issues such as control of drug production in Afghanistan, albeit by blaming the "West" for "inaction", but his Zionist-centred comments inevitably seized attention. Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran correspondent of The New York Times, wrote:

Mr. Rahimi, second in line to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said the Talmud teaches to “destroy everyone who opposes the Jews.”...

Mr. Rahimi...told stories of gynecologists’ killing black babies on the orders of the Zionists and claimed that the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 was started by Jews, adding that mysteriously no Jews died in that uprising.

He also said the Talmud teaches Jews to think they are a superior race. “They think God has created the world so that all other nations can serve them,” he said. Halfway through his speech, Mr. Rahimi said there was a difference between Jews who “honestly follow the prophet Moses” and the Zionists who are “the main elements of the international drugs trade".

After the conference, a European diplomat put Rahimi's lecture into wider perspective, “This was definitely one of the worst speeches I have heard in my life. My gut reaction was: why are we supporting any cooperation with these people?”

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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