[IWAR] IRAN still hates US, Israel

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Date: Fri Jan 23 1998 - 10:05:27 PST

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    Iranians reiterate how much they hate U.S., Israel
          Copyright  1998 Nando.net
          Copyright  1998 Reuters
       TEHRAN (January 23, 1998 12:01 p.m. EST http://www.nando.net) - Crowds
       chanting "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" marched through Tehran
       and burned an Israeli flag Friday to mark a nationwide day of protests
       against the Jewish state.
       Marchers hoisted banners saying "Death to Zionism," "Islam is
       victorious" and "World Arrogance (the West) will be defeated," and
       carried pictures of the late spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah
       Khomeini and his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
       Some marchers set fire to an Israeli flag, drawing cheers from the
       crowds, which included groups of men disabled in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq
       President Mohammad Khatami, a relative moderate who recently called for
       a "crack in the wall of mistrust" between Iran and the United States,
       was among the marchers.
       The march was part of nationwide rallies marking "World Qods (Jerusalem)
       Day," the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The day
       was dedicated to protests against Israel and support for Palestinians by
       Khomeini after Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
       People dressed in the traditional black chador robe streamed through
       city streets to Tehran University for mass Friday prayers, which were
       led by former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
       "I am sure that some day this superfluous body will be eliminated from
       the region and the Islamic world," Rafsanjani said in a sermon. "I am
       sure that justice will conquer oppression and that nothing named the
       promised land of Israel will remain."
       Iran says Israel has no right to exist. Tehran has strongly condemned
       the Middle East peace process as a sellout of Palestinian and Islamic

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