Defending Palestine - Defending Islam

In a recent meeting with the head of the Islamic Jihad group, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made some crucial statements relating to the future in the Middle East. He said that the United States is the Middle East’s main enemy and the “Zionist regime” comes a close second.

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That is quite a statement after the US government drove through the recent nuclear deal with Iran, which prompted the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.

Indeed, it seems that controversy now rages in the US over President Obama deliberately misleading the American public about the situation in Iran, so as to get agreement to that nuclear deal.

But what is perhaps of most concern is the Ayatollah’s statement that “defending Palestine” was an Iranian duty that symbolised “defending Islam”. To treat it as a defence of Islam is deeply significant.

Perhaps now we are starting to see why the Israelis were so strongly opposed to the nuclear deal with Iran.