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kingmudsy  ·  1170 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Death to America"? Not quite.

    Mohammad Nahavandian, chief of staff for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that:

    If you go and ask anyone who uses that slogan [...] what he is against, it is interference in Iran's policies by overthrowing a nationally elected prime minister at the time of Mossadegh. For them, what they are against is the kind of government who shoots an airplane full of innocent passengers" (referring to Iran Air flight 655, an Iranian airliner shot down by an American naval vessel). "For them, it's not the people of America, per se. For them, they are opposed to that sort of policy, that sort of attitude, that sort of arrogance. It's not a nation. It's a system of behavior."

Well, fuck. I can hardly blame them for using provocative language.