Mark 13:8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
Strong words coming out of Iran. Iran has been claiming the United States has been forced to humble themselves before Iran and their nuclear plans. “This shows weakness on the part of West and is paving the way for the Iran Islamic regime to annihilate the Jewish state.”
Tehran is going to demand even more at the upcoming U.N. meetings in Baghdad this month. They have been proudly saying that Israel has been snubbed by their allies. It was reported in Iran’s Keyhan newspaper that supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated, “It can be said that within the last sixty years, this is the first time that the Zionist regime, since its illegal inception, has had to endure rejection by the West over its vision and interest in the region.”
In a newspaper editorial written by their columnist, Sadollah Zarei, he said, “Within the last three months, Israeli officials, after reports that America is on the verge of accepting the Iranian nuclear program, have made several trips to Washington, where on one trip they met for 10 days with U.S. officials to try and change President Obama’s decision to accept Iran’s nuclear program. They were unsuccessful! The ramifications of (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu’s defeat in the face of Obama’s policies have been a breakdown in Israel’s usurper regime, where now many within its own government have spoken against its own prime minister, claiming Iran is a rational regime and not after the bomb,” Zarei wrote.
Iran’s hard-line newspaper stated that Israel’s government is currently in disarray and will be forced to watch Iran’s victory at the Baghdad U.N. nuclear negotiations, along with the rest of the world.
“The West, which in the first U.N. Istanbul talks would not recognize Iran’s nuclear program even if the 20 percent enriched material was sent out of the country, now before stepping into the Baghdad meeting has accepted Iran’s nuclear program without even getting an assurance on the 20 percent enrichment process,” Zarei said. “All of this is taking place in front of the horrified eyes of the Zionist regime.”
Enriching the nuclear fuel to the 20 percent level is an important step to nuclear weaponization, which Iran is pushing for as part of its stated goal of obliterating Israel. The question is . . . Why has the West changed their policies toward Iran? The editorial went on to say, they could have continued with their same old failed policies of confrontation, but the answer is; “In the last year, two important events have taken place. One has been the Islamic Awakening (the Arab Spring) in the region, which is based on the ideology of the Islamic Republic of Iran and has the West very worried. Events in Egypt, despite all the analysis by the West, have turned into an Islamic movement with Sharia laws. These two events have forced the West to rethink its approach toward Iran.”
Because of all this, the Iranian newspaper editorial explained, Israel finds them-selves in a corner without friends. Zarei concluded, “Israel has been weakened drastically with what is happening in Egypt, which has collapsed part of Israel’s regional security. With diminishing support for Israel and with the (upcoming) collapse of the monarchy in Saudi Arabia,” Zarei claims, “there won’t be any obstacles left facing Iran with its policy of annihilation of Israel.”
One of Iran’s most influential clerics, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi said, “It is the duty of Muslims to destroy the Zionist regime and its arrogant supporters.” Yazdi had also decreed in ’06, that in case of a war between Muslims and infidels, Muslims can take the infidels as slaves until they become Muslims and then send them back to their own countries. He is now saying, “When protecting Islam and the Muslim (community), martyrdom operation not only is allowed, but it even is an obligation. In any attack on Israel, only Israeli civilians who have opposed Israel’s ‘vicious crimes’ should be spared, but the rest can be slaughtered.”
“The Iranian government has laid out the legal and religious justification for destroying Israel and the slaughter of its people as well as the infidels (those not accepting of Islam) world-wide.”