Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:”The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned”


The country’s top cleric was marking the occasion when Iran’s air force gave its support to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a key event which led to the toppling of the US-backed shah on February 11, 1979.

His comments came as Iran said it would begin to produce higher enriched uranium from Tuesday, in defiance of Western powers trying to ensure the country’s nuclear drive is peaceful.

This year’s anniversary is expected to become a flashpoint between security forces and supporters of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who charge that the June re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was rigged.

Opposition supporters are expected to stage anti-government protests on Thursday when the traditional regime-sponsored marches to mark the revolution take place across the country.

Mousavi renewed his call for demonstrations on the February 11 anniversary.

Just over a week ago, he and Karroubi had implicitly called for a gathering of their supporters.

“The 22nd of Bahman is upon us, truly it should be called the day of gathering,” Mousavi said on his Kaleme.org website Monday.

“I feel we have to participate while maintaining the collective spirit as well as our identity and leave an impression,” Mousavi said.

“Anger and bitterness should not take our control away.

“The clerics should know that since imprisonment, beatings, and other confrontational methods are done in the name of Islam and the Islamic regime, it is hurting Islam and we all should try to stop,” he added.

Anti-government protests were first triggered after the June 12 presidential election won by Ahmadinejad.

Over the past eight months, several thousand people were arrested. Some were released and others were given hefty prison terms, among them politicians, journalists and human rights activists.

Two protesters were tried, convicted and hanged in the aftermath of the election.

Khamenei told the air force personnel the “most important aim of the sedition after the election was to create a rift within the Iranian nation, but it was unable to do so and our nation’s unity remained a thorn in its eyes.”



mahmoud said it a week ago..and now so does the ayatollah..whats going to happen?

fully unhinge from the USD is my guess..



~ by seeker401 on February 9, 2010.

6 Responses to “Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:”The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned””

  1. first Seek what mean USD ?mean ultra semiconductors? silicon?
    i have not clue
    imho there are trying like YOU say to disrupt and more i think to make them look stronger probably because Israel and Syria.

    • USD… United States Dollar. Isn’t Iran already backed with gold in their reserves? But that could still mean any u.s. dollars they have they are looking to rid them and dumped them on the market. there is that effort to back oil in the middle east not with u.s. dollars anymore as well with russia and possibly BRIC joining in on that effort.

      • its the trading of petro dollars in USD that will be most damaging if they unhinge..tbh..i dont know what will happen on 11th..just guessing

    • usd is united states dollar..the big kahuna

  2. thx to booth of YOU
    every time that Iran say not to the US dollar we hear drums of war

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