Cleric: No Reason to Forget US Past Hostile Behavior

Cleric: No Reason to Forget US Past Hostile Behavior
Fri Jul 24, 2015 17:56:57

Interim Friday prayer’s leader Hojatoleslam Seddiqi says the recent nuclear deal should not be a justification to forget the arrogant and hostile nature of the United States, Al-Alam News Network Reports.

Referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently reached between Iran and the P5+1 group, which includes the US, Tehran interim Friday Prayers leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi told worshipers in a sermon, “This agreement had prompted some people to forget the enemies’ past and seek to justify the arrogant nature of the sworn enemies of Islam.”

However, he said, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei unequivocally announced on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr (July 18) that Iran’s viewpoint is completely opposite to that of the US.

On Eid al-Fitr, which marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Khamenei also said Iran’s stance toward the US would not change following the conclusion of the talks between Iran and the P5+1.

Hojatoleslam Seddiqi further said in his Friday remarks that the critics of the agreement should be free to express their viewpoints in a friendly and genuine manner. He expressed hope that Iran’s diplomatic apparatus would act to remove any potential flaws in the agreement.

The interim Friday Prayers leader of Tehran said, however, that any criticism should be fair, and there should be no scorn or unethical behavior.

“The issue of the agreement should not cause a rift among our people,” he emphasized.

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