Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran’s government chanting ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ does not mean they want to kill Americans.
Kerry also claims he has not seen the video of Iran’s dictator calling for all Muslim’s in the world to unite and destroy Israel and the United States.
Iran does not hide their hate for the United States, aside from the many videos circulating the internet, they have murals throughout Iran that clearly say ‘death to America,’ apparently, John Kerry has not seen those either.
When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) asked him about Tehran’s policy in the light of the “death to America” chants common at events presided over by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hasan Rouhani.
Murals in Iran explicitly express their hatred for the United States
“It is the policy of the ayatollah – if you can answer for him – that Iran wants to destroy the United States?” Poe asked Kerry. “Is that still their policy, as far as you know?”
[Kerry:] “I don’t believe they’ve said that. I think they’ve said ‘Death to America’ in their chants, but I have not seen this specific.”
“Well, I kind of take that to mean that they want us dead,” Poe said. “That would seem like that would be their policy. He said that. That – you don’t think that’s their policy?”
“I think they have a policy of opposition to us and of great enmity, but I have no specific knowledge of a plan by Iran to actually destroy us,” Kerry replied.
In response to a question by a parliamentarian on how long this battle will continue, Khamenei said, “Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.”
This is a mural in Iran and a message to the United States
Kerry Says Iran’s Death to America Chants Are ‘Pretty Stupid’
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