While members of the Iranian clergy threaten the US with war, Washington seeks a diplomatic agreement with Iran.
Ali Shirazi, an Iranian cleric and an aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to “raise the flag of Islam over the White House.”
He made the statement while voicing threats against Israel, saying that Iran plans to revenge the death of its soldiers and the deaths of the Hezbollah terrorists who were reportedly killed in an Israel Air force (IAF) airstrike in the Golan Heights in January. The Iranians were plotting a terror attack against Israel.
Shirazi made the remarks during a ceremony for Iranian soldiers who died in Syria and Iraq. His comments were posted to the official Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG) website and reported by the Arab Al Arabiya news site.
Shirazi promised, “The resistance front led by Iran will retaliate from the global arrogance of killing [Iranians] and Hezbollah men…. we will raise the flag of Islam over the White House.”
The statement echoes another made by Islamic State (ISIS) press officer Abu Mosa during a battle with Syrian soldiers, in which he stated: “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established and we will not stop. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing. And we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
Mosa was reportedly killed in an airstrike only a few weeks after his video was released.
By: United with Israel Staff
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