On Saturday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, while addressing hundreds of the Air Force commanders and rank-and-file, warned Iranian nation that the United States wants nothing less than a (pro-Israel) regime change in Iran.
The meeting took place on the occasion of the 35th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran which toppled the US-backed regime of Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi.
“The American officials claim that they donˈt want regime change in Iran but the fact is that they are telling lie and if could do it, they never hesitate,” said the Supreme Leader.
“The American officials have adopted a double standard policy in dealing with Iran, their statements in the private meetings are different from those asserted in public which show their ill-wish,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.
The Supreme Leader advised the people to closely observe the recent stands as well as impolite comments made by the American officials.
Ayatullah Khamenei’s statement doesn’t surprise someone who has watched Israel and Jewish lobby groups’ campaign for US war on Iran in the United States, Canada and European capitals. Israel clearly cannot afford to risk a war with Iran without the assurance that the United States being committed to participate in it. That is why the Israeli lobby in Washington and its allies argue that Obama should support an Israeli strike, which would mean that he would have to attack Iran with full force if it retaliates against such an Israeli strike. Read more here.
American Jewish writer and blogger, Stephen Lendman, has been saying for years that no matter how much Tehran bends backward – Washington would not stop until a pro-West regime is installed in Iran – because that’s what Israel and the Jewish Lobby (AIPAC) want.
In October 2013, Lendman wrote: “America and Israel remain the region’s only threats. Iran’s between a rock and hard place. Don’t expect its best efforts to change things.” Read the rest here.
On February 6, 2014, Paul R. Pillar summed-up the US attitude toward Iran by saying:”An Iranian leader (foreign minister Dr. Zarif) says solving the Palestinian problem will lead to improved relations with Iran, while Israeli leaders promote awful relations with Iran partly to take attention away from the unsolved Palestinian problem.”