Why ‘Death to America’ remains Iran hardliners’ slogan of choice.
Iran’s supreme leader rallied his country to endorse the ongoing nuclear negotiations with the US — while at the same time shouting, “Death to America!” along with the unruly crowd. Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the rowdy mob and derided the sanctions against his country, demanding they be removed at once and not gradually. “Sanctions must be lifted immediately,” Khamenei told the crowd.
When the congregation broke out with an impromptu “Death to America” chant, Khamenei couldn’t help but chime in.
When people start chanting Death To America I expect nothing less than the full Power of The United State Armed Forces. Why must we negotiate with people who hate us? I remember growing up and being proud to be an American. We could travel any where in the world and people would respect us just because we are Americans. Now a days we need to be diplomatic. What does that mean? Well our President on April 2nd 2015 on his statement said:
Statement by the President on the Framework to Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon
2:25 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the United States — together with our allies and partners — has reached a historic understanding with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
As President and Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people. And I am convinced that if this framework leads to a final, comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer.
This has been a long time coming. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been advancing its nuclear program for decades. By the time I took office, Iran was operating thousands of centrifuges, which can produce the materials for a nuclear bomb — and Iran was concealing a covert nuclear facility. I made clear that we were prepared to resolve this issue diplomatically, but only if Iran came to the table in a serious way. When that did not happen, we rallied the world to impose the toughest sanctions in history — sanctions which had a profound impact on the Iranian economy.
Now, sanctions alone could not stop Iran’s nuclear program. But they did help bring Iran to the negotiating table. Because of our diplomatic efforts, the world stood with us and we were joined at the negotiating table by the world’s major powers — the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China, as well as the European Union.