Iran Doubles Down on Terror

So much for that supposed moderation that would result from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Rather than abandon terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran appears intent on doubling down. The Supreme Leader of Iran and a host of other officials earlier this week welcomed the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Here’s the report from Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency:

“Intifada is an important opportunity for Palestine and you should endeavor to keep this stream alive and God will help you on the path of Intifada until victory,” [Parliamentary Speaker Ali] Larijani said…. In relevant remarks on Monday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani renewed his country’s support for besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. “All advocates of the Palestinian cause worldwide now share the view that the only way to victory and restoration of the Palestinians’ rights is to rely on people’s determination to continue Islamic resistance,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with Ramadan Abdullah in Tehran…. Also, on Sunday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with [Islamic Jihad leader] Ramadan Abdullah emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s position on the issue of Palestine has not been and is not limited to any specific period of time, adding, “Since before the victory [in 1979] of the Islamic Revolution and during [anti-Shah] struggles, the issue of supporting Palestine and the necessity of countering the Zionist regime [of Israel] were constantly highlighted in the positions [taken] by [the late] Imam Khomeini, and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, supporting the Palestinian people was again among our top priorities. Therefore, defending the Palestinian cause is naturally enshrined in the nature of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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