The Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme fruitcake – sorry, leader – today voiced support for Ahmadinejad. His statement comes after a week of violent protests and accusations of election rigging.
Speaking at Tehran University today, the Ayatollah also lambasted the British government, calling it: ‘the most treacherous in the world.’
And responding to international concerns over the legitimacy of the vote, he added: ‘Some of our enemies in different parts of the world intended to depict this absolute victory, this definitive victory, as a doubtful victory.’
It seems that Khamenei’s attack on Britain was triggered by Gordon Brown and David Miliband, and their statements on Iran earlier in the week. Iran’s Ambassador to Britain Rasoul Movahedian has now been summoned to the Foreign Office where officials are expected to lodge a formal complaint about the Ayatollah’s remarks.
But today, thousands of Iranians attended the speech by the Ayatollah. The masses chanted ‘Death to the UK, American and Israel’.
Undeterred, Gordon Brown today criticised Iran further, condemning the violence and media blackout which occurred in the wake of the rioting over the election results. Mr Brown stated: “The eyes of the world are on Iran. It is for Iran now to show the world that the elections are fair.”
Iran’s president, Mad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended the Ayatollah’s speech today, as did his rival Mirhossein Mousavi.
Mousavi supporters have arranged another rally for tomorrow. But if they proceed in defiance of Khamenei’s warning, they risk a severe response from security forces.
Hopefully, Iran will be far too busy with its own problems to continue threatening to destroy Israel…