Monday, July 17, 2006

Iran calls U.S., Britain, and Israel an “axis of evil”

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
The Supreme Commandant of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps described the United States, Britain, and Israel as an “axis of evil”.

Today, the global axis of evil – the U.S., the Zionists, and Britain – are showing their true colours of world devouring and exploitation through their occupation and the killing of defenceless people”, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Sunday. His remarks were reported by the state-run news agency ISNA.

“The problem of the usurper regime of Israel is that it is facing a powerful and invisible army called the Islamic resistance Hezbollah of Lebanon. It is better if the Zionists end their attacks on the Gaza Strip and against Lebanon and release Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners to reach a ceasefire before they face a disgraceful defeat”, Safavi said. READ MORE

He accused the U.S. of giving Israel a green light to carry out military attacks in Lebanon. “The U.S. created this event to cover up its defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq”, he said.

Safavi added that the fate of the “Middle East, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran are intertwined from a political, security, and economic standpoint”.