Iran’s Khamenei vows to block USA influence as USA Congress considers the nuclear deal

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei made more public comments about the USA, while his supporters cried out for its death:

August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON—Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed that even if a nuclear deal goes through, Iran will not open its doors to foreign influence. Khamenei’s feisty speech Monday came as Iran’s chief negotiator worked to solidify an agreement that for Iran will mean relief from crippling economic sanctions as it accepts curbs and monitoring meant to block it from developing a nuclear weapon.

Ayatollah Khamenei addressed a crowd in Tehran Monday that included members of the press.

“They thought this deal – and it is not clear if it will be passed in Iran or in America – would open up Iran to their influence. We blocked this path and will definitely block it in the future,” he said.

Khamenei’s speech was interspersed with his audience chanting calls for death to America, Israel and Britain. Israel’s government and many U.S. lawmakers fiercely oppose a deal with Tehran because of its support for terrorist groups that have attacked Israel. The cleric’s defiant remarks Monday gave fodder to those who argue that easing economic sanctions against Iran would enable it to expand such influence.

“The Islamic Republic will fully support anyone who stands up to the Israeli regime and embraces the resistance,” he told the crowd.

Iran had hoped that the West wanted a deal so badly that it would make a deal closer to what Iran wanted–and it has. The deal agreed to last month will give Iran access to about 90-150 billion dollars of frozen assets that Iran can use again. Some of those assets will likely be used for its economy and to partially deal with the Islamic State, but other funds will likely go to terrorist groups and other groups that oppose the USA and/or Israel.

Of course, the deal still is before the Congress of the USA and its President Obama (and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton) has pushed for the deal.  Here is a view about Iran and the deal from Ben Kinchlow:

President Obama made an interesting statement in his Aug. 5 speech. He compared the anti-American hardliners in Iran to those members of the U.S. Congress who oppose his agreement.

Remember, he said, “In fact, it’s those [Iranian] hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It’s those hardliners chanting ‘Death to America!’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican Caucus” (emphasis added).

Those who oppose the agreement have “common cause” with terrorists?

I guess Obama would feel more at home and have “common cause” with those Iranian leaders who have publicly supported his deal with Iran. It does make you wonder, though, when you look into what some of the supporters of the deal had to say, people who apparently have “common cause” with this administration.

The following are some statements by several Iranian leaders who are “supporters” of the Obama deal:

  • “Saying ‘Death to America!is easy. We need to express ‘Death to America!with action” (“Moderate” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, May 2013).
  • “Of course, yes, death to America!” (Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, March 2015).
  • “Our policies toward the arrogant government of the United States will not be changed at all” (Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, July 2015 statement made after the deal was announced).
  • “If a day comes when the world of Islam is duly equipped with the arms Israel has in possession, the strategy of colonialism would face a stalemate because application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world” (“moderate” former Iranian President Rafsanjani, December 2001).

Now let me get this straight: If, as an American, you oppose the deal, you are in league with the “Iranian hardliners,” but if you support the deal, you are in agreement with those who wish to destroy America and Israel?

I thought we were looking for a means to stop Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. Apparently, in the Obama administration, there is an entirely different meaning to Iran’s attainment of nukes. Let me reiterate: Israel is well aware of Iranian President Rafsanjani’s (and much of the Muslim world’s) view of the use of nuclear weapons in the Middle East – the total annihilation of Israel vs. “damages in the Muslim world.” Death suffered by the faithful in a war with “unbelievers” is a destiny to be sought. It means eternity in paradise, so the deaths of hundreds of thousands or even millions of “shahids” would only amount to “damages in the Muslim world.”

Iran’s top leader clearly has an anti-USA view.  I believe that with the deal, the world risks having another war in the most volatile region in the world.

Many in the US Congress oppose the proposed deal. However, if they vote it down, they would apparently need a two-third’s majority to override a likely presidential veto. If the US Congress does get a 2/3rds majority and goes against UN approval for the deal (which already has happened, see UN approves Iran deal, US tells Israel it may need to agree to disagree), this will make the USA look bad on the world scene.

So, what will happen with Iran? What does it really want?

Iran wants to takeover Jerusalem and lead the Islamic world. It then wants to takeover the world.  It would prefer to knock out the USA whenever it can and it believes that mystical powers will allow it to do that.  Notice the following:

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…told Iranians in July 2010 that he personally met with the Twelfth Imam. He also claimed to be the personal representative of the Mahdi on earth…

By most accounts, Shia scholars believe the Mahdi will first appear in Mecca and conquer the Middle East, then establish the headquarters of his global Islamic government—or caliphate—in Iraq. But there is not universal agreement. Some believe he will emerge from the well at the Jamkaran Mosque in Iran and then travel to Mecca and Iraq. Some say that he will conquer Jerusalem before establishing his caliphate in Iraq. Others believe Jerusalem must be conquered as a prerequisite to his return.

None of this is actually written in the Kuran, and Sunnis reject this eschatology.

But one thing that is fairly well agreed upon among devout “Twelvers” is that the Mahdi will end apostasy and purify corruption within Islam. He is expected to conquer the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Syria, “Palestine,” Egypt and North Africa, and eventually the entire world. (Rosenberg J. Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come. Fox News, November 7, 2011.

In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (ISO 233/ English: Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven, nine or nineteen years- (according to various interpretations) before the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) and will rid the world of wrongdoing, injustice and tyranny. (Iran Book News Agency. Book reading contest on Mahdi’ism in Khorasan Jonoubi. IBNA, July 3, 2012.

{Muslim} Adnan Oktar, a media personality and prolific author, about what Islam expects to happen as the world grinds down to the last days. …

There are bad djinn and good djinn, with the good djinn being Muslim.

“Yes the Mahdi will communicate with the djinns,” Oktar says in the film. “Mahdi is the leader of both djinns and men. Muslim djinns, djinns that believe in God, will assist the Muslims in making Muslims prevail throughout the world.”

Oktar goes on to explain that the Mahdi will rule for seven years, which eerily resembles the reign of another character that the Bible warns Christians to beware of in the last days. (Hohmann L. Popular Muslim personality: ‘Jesus Christ is among us’ New documentary sheds light on Islamic views about end times. World News Daily, October 26, 2014. )

The Iranian version of the Imam Mahdi involves someone supposedly over 1300 years old.  Iran believes a combination of military strength, religion, and mystic influence will cause it to prevail over the West.

As I have written before, the time may well come when Iran ‘overplays its hand.’ We in the Continuing Church of God do not believe that Iran will be the final King of the South of Bible prophecy (cf. Daniel 11:40-43). Because of that, I have tended to believe that Iran may somehow get “neutralized” before this final king rises up. And it may be that provoking some type of conflict with Israel (through an attack or through simply possessing nuclear bombs) and/or the USA, etc. Since no later than May of 2010, I have been writing that since Iran cannot be the final King of the South that it may be neutralized (see Iran Slams Russia). If it overplays its hand, it may well be neutralized.

Although Iran wants to dominate the Islamic world, Bible prophecy shows that it will not. But, because leaders like its past and current presidents credit a non-existent Imam Mahdi for various events and its Supreme Leader has claimed to actually speak to him, the regime in Iran must be considered unstable and capable of taking steps that would seem illogical to outsiders.

This makes Iran dangerous. Iran may well damage Israel (Isaiah 22:1-14) and even the USA. But that will not end well for Iran (cf. Jeremiah 49:34-38).

Notice the following prophecy which indicates at least part of Iran’s destruction before the latter days:

34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
The foremost of their might.
36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds
From the four quarters of heaven,
And scatter them toward all those winds;
There shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies
And before those who seek their life.
I will bring disaster upon them,
My fierce anger,’ says the Lord;
‘And I will send the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
38 I will set My throne in Elam,
And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the Lord.

39 ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days:
I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 49:34-39)

At this moment, the Obama Administration is trying to tell everyone what a great deal it made with Iran while Iran keeps making statements against the USA.

While a temporary peace will come to the Middle East (cf. Daniel 9:27, see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27), this deal is not that one. However, let me add that the fact that it has a time element to it, in that sense will help set a precedent for a time period like the one for Daniel 9:27. Daniel 9:27 could be, for example, a ten-year deal, that is ‘confirmed’ after three years (or an eight year deal confirmed after one, etc.).

Anyway, despite the proposed deal with Iran, expect more conflict in the Middle East for a time.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Iran in Prophecy Is Iran in Bible prophecy? If so, what does the Bible teach? What names, other than Persia, may be used to describe Iran? There is also a YouTube video titled Iran In Prophecy.
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria.
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
How Will Middle East Peace be Brought About? Can humans bring peace to the Middle East? Here is a link to a related video: Middle East Peace? When?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
United Nations: Humankind’s Last Hope or New World Order? Is the UN the last hope for humanity? Or might its goals end up with sinister results? A related video would be United Nations and Vatican Are Planning the New World Order.
Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 188 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Hillary Clinton and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also discusses Republicans. The physical book can be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Hillary Clinton Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Hopi, and other America-Related Prophecies? $11.99.
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