Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani dismissed West's allegations about Iran's nuclear drives, stressing that Tehran seeks to help establish security and peace in the world and region.First, you gotta hand it to Iran; any country that can cough up the title "provisional Friday Prayers leader" has a thing or two to teach us about theocracy.
Addressing a fervent congregation of the worshippers on Tehran University Campus here on Friday, Emami Kashani said West has targeted Iran's security and economy through levying accusations and adopting restrictive measures, and said, "Westerners accuse Iran of seeking atomic bombs while the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and other Muslim clerics have all deplored and banned shedding the blood of nations, meaning that use of atomic bombs is forbidden."
Second, you gotta hand it to theocracies, the only type of government that lets leaders tell baldface lies with the cover of their god (or God).
Even if we ignore the baldface lies about Iran's nuclear ambitions, doesn't "shedding the blood of nations" also include the blood of the nation of Israel? Ahmandinejad's habit of calling for the death of Israel makes the mullahs into liars.
As does shipping explosive devises to Iraq and Afghanistan, the funding of thugs who attack Lebanon and Israel, the development of offensive missiles, and on and on.