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Nuclear Iran Protest

As millions of Iranians call for the destruction of Israel and America, Iran’s foreign minister confirms progress is being made and is hopeful for a deal by the newly extended deadline.

As the twice-extended deadline for a deal on the Islamic regime’s nuclear program is extended once again until Monday July 13, millions of Iranians took part in annual al Quds Day celebrations, which included the usual chants of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday confirmed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statements the day before, when Kerry said the talks “wont be rushed.”

Speaking to the state-run PressTV, Zarif said that he “doubts it” that a deal will be made by Friday, saying that in the nuclear talks “we’re making progress. It seems we are staying here for the weekend. We’re working. We’re not there yet.”

In Tehran, protesters burned Israeli and American flags as is custom on Quds Day or Jerusalem Day as it is officially known. Saudi Arabia was also targeted in the protests, as the Sunni states squares off against the Houthi proxy of Shi’ite Iran in Yemen.

According to PressTV, the rallies calling for the destruction of Israel are taking place in Tehran “and in over 770 towns and cities across the country.” Iranian Fars News Agency reports that
millions of Iranians are taking part in the protests around the country.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also took part in the day’s events, but AFP reports that he did not address the crowd, possibly out of awareness of the sensitive timing with the nuclear talks.

However, on Wednesday he told Fars that the day was an opportunity for Iran to “shout its hatred” of Israel.

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Source: Israel National News