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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei: We Will Not Negotiate with the U.S. in Any Way Unless It Rejoins the JCPOA

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a September 17, 2019 speech that aired on Channel 1 TV (Iran) that Iran will not negotiate with the United States on any level or in any way whatsoever, including during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's upcoming visit to New York, unless the United States "repents" and rejoins the JCPOA. He said that negotiations with America would enable it to impose its views on Iran and that they would constitute the success of the American policy of maximum pressure. Khamenei added that American policies have been defeated by Iranian policies for 40 years, and he said that Iran will emerge victorious from the current "battle" with God's help.

 

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Negotiations with America means that the U.S. would impose its views on the Islamic Republic of Iran. In addition, they would mean the success of America's policy of maximum pressure. This is why you can see that our honorable President, Foreign Minister, and senior officials have said in unison that we will not negotiate with America, neither in bilateral negotiations nor in multilateral negotiations. If the U.S. repents and returns to the nuclear deal it violated, thus [once again] becoming a signatory to the agreement, it can become a member in the forum of signatory countries negotiating with Iran. Without this, there will be no negotiations on any level between Islamic Republic officials and the Americans. It will not happen during [Rouhani's] trip to New York or during any other time. This was also declared by the honorable President, by the Foreign Ministry, and, as I saw on TV last night, by the Foreign Ministry's spokesman. This shows that the Islamic Republic know what it will do. They have used all kinds of tricks over the past 40 years, but they have been unable to overcome the Islamic Republic. One after another, their policies have been defeated by the policies of the Islamic Republic. Similarly, from now on, by Divine power, they will be defeated by the Islamic Republic, and the Islamic Republic will emerge victorious from this battle.

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Qom Friday Sermon by Ayatollah Alireza Arafi: The Iranian People Support Hassan Nasrallah, Khamenei Until the End, When Israel Will Be Erased

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Iranian Ayatollah Alireza Arafi said in a September 13, 2019 Friday sermon in Qom that aired on Channel 2 (Iran) that the Iranian people will support Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei until the end, when the “global arrogance” will be humiliated and when Israel will be erased. The audience chanted: “Allah Akbar! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Death to America! Death to England!... Death to Israel!”

 

Ayatollah Alireza Arafi: The sayyed of the Resistance (Hassan Nasrallah) said: We hereby make a pact with [Khamenei], the descendant of Imam Hussein, the Jurisprudent Ruler of our time. [We promise] that we will be with him to the end. The Iranian people, the people who pray this Friday, mourning the death of the Master of Martyrs [Hussein], also support the sayyed of the resistance, and say: We will stay with our imam and leader to the end, when we humiliate [global] arrogance. Together with the sayyed of the resistance we say: Oh great leader of the world of Islam, we will be with you until the end, when the arrogant people in the world are defeated, and Israel is erased.

Audience: Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the Leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites and the infidels! Death to Israel!

Taliban Website Claims That 1,164 Afghan Government Officials Defected To The Taliban In August 2019

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September 17, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8279

Taliban Statement On Cancellation Of U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks: 'Trump Has... Fully Exposed His Evil Satanic Agenda Of Prolonging The War In Afghanistan'

September 17, 2019
Special Dispatch No. 8279
The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued a statement in which it expressed its anger at the U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel the U.S.-Taliban peace talks. The negotiations, nine rounds of which had been held in Doha, with a peace pact about to be signed – were cancelled by the U.S. president, who announced the cancellation in a series of tweets, after an American soldier was killed in an attack by Taliban militants. In the statement, the Taliban also warned that Trump's decision "will cause further death and destruction to America." Following is the full text of the statement: "The Regime In Kabul Is Composed Of CIA Clients, Mercenaries And Corrupt Warlords [Who] Have Their Own Self-Serving Interests And Do Not Care About The Interests Of Common Afghans" "After the cancellation of [the U.S.-Taliban] peace talks by Donald Trump through an announcement in a tweet, it has received very negative response from the people of Afghanistan because they now understand the war-mongering invaders are behind the prevalent crisis in Afghanistan. Out of all Afghans, there is a small group of people based in Kabul under the umbrella of CIA who are using different platforms provided to them by the [American] invaders to praise Trump's decision on peace talks; and they are cheer leading for him. "It is not a surprise that these puppets are praising Donald Trump because these are the same people who applauded Donald Trump when he dropped the mother of all bombs in Afghanistan. Donald Trump has further damaged the credibility of his administration and fully exposed his evil satanic agenda of prolonging the war in Afghanistan which will cause further death and destruction to America. "The current regime in Kabul is so shameless that they have been whining about being neglected in [the] peace talks for the past 9 months without knowing about any details; yet they are cheer leading Trump because they cannot survive without... [the] presence of Americans. The regime in Kabul is composed of CIA clients, mercenaries and corrupt warlords [who] have their own self-serving interests and do not care about the interests of common Afghans. Recent international surveys have shown the dismal situation of the country because of this corrupt and criminal regime in Kabul. "The cancellation of [the] peace talks will only be harmful for the invaders and [the Afghan] regime because these kinds of moves will not deter the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from its resolve of achieving independence and freedom of Afghanistan from the clutches of the foreigners." "The Only Solution To This Puzzle For The Americans Is The Full Withdrawal Of Their Forces From Afghanistan; Even If A Single U.S. Soldier Remains In Afghanistan, The War... Will Continue" "The cheerleaders of Donald Trump in Kabul are [American citizenship-holding Afghan] political tourists who don't... see a future for themselves in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces; and this is what makes them worry and why they seem so happy that peace talks are cancelled. "The arrogant Americans will have to come to the negotiating table sooner or later because they know that they have lost the battle militarily. Looking at the current morale of the forces of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan it seems that they are going to encircle all the major cities and as we have seen that in the past one week alone, five districts have been liberated from the stooge administration. "More than 18 years ago, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan offered to talk to the Americans at the negotiating table with dignity and respect; but the arrogance of then American President [George W. Bush] led to the longest war in the history of America. Today as peace talks are cancelled, those in Kabul who are cheerleading the Americans should know that they will be brought to justice for their national treason. And the Americans should now understand that even if it takes another 18 years, the Afghans will fight until the achievement of complete freedom of Afghanistan. "The only solution to this puzzle for the Americans is the full withdrawal of their forces from Afghanistan. Even if a single U.S. soldier remains in Afghanistan, the war of freedom and war against injustice, tyranny and evil will continue. There is an Afghan proverb that says – you may have the watches, but we have the time. Mujahideen have the time because this is their homeland and they quite frankly do not care about any shiny watch the U.S. may possess." Source: Alemarahenglish.com (Afghanistan), September 11, 2019. The original English of the statement has been lightly edited for clarity and standardization.

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Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Group For The Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) Claims Attacking Military Outposts In Burkina Faso, Vows To Continue Waging Jihad Until Departure Of Last 'Crusader Soldier'

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In Reaction To Al-Baghdadi Audio Message, ISIS Supporters Worldwide Post Messages Of Solidarity With ISIS, Renew Their Allegiance To Al-Baghdadi

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Urdu Daily: Afghan Taliban Move To Establish 'Parallel Government,' Delegations Sent To China And Russia To Seek Diplomatic Support, Iran And Turkey Stand By Taliban

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Turkish President Erdoğan Threatens to Let Refugees Cross into Europe Unless International Community Supports Turkey's Plans for Northern Syria

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Source: The Internet - "Ihlas News Agency (Turkey) "

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a September 5, 2019 speech that was aired by Ihlas News Agency (Turkey) that Syrian refugees are not living in humane conditions, and he criticized the international community and the European Union for not giving Turkey financial and logistical support for the construction of housing for refugees in a 20-mile-deep safe zone along Turkey's border with Syria. He said that the situation is further exacerbated by refugees from Afghanistan and by developments in Idlib, and he threatened that Turkey might be "forced" to open its border into Europe if it does not receive the support it is requesting. He asked: "Are we to be the only ones to bear this burden?" He added that Turkey is cooperating closely with Russia in order to keep Idlib and Syria safe.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: "Think about it, we have cities made of shipping containers and tents, but people cannot live there in a humane way. You talk about living in a humane way and about having others live in a humane way. At the same time, you [respond] to our offer of a safe zone [by saying]: 'It's a really great offer.' I also said this to the honorable İmamoğlu... 'it's a really great offer.' Okay, if it's a great offer, let's have the housing built. You can give us some financial and logistical support. Here, right now – let's build this housing in the Syria region, in northern Syria. It has a depth of what the honorable Trump calls 20 miles, or 30 kilometers, along the length of our border, which, as you know, is 910 kilometers... In this way, let's make it possible for them to live humanely. If we have local architects make for them housing that is 250 or 300 square meters, and around them small gardens of 100-150 square meters... If they plant and mow it... If nothing else, they will have learned to fish [for themselves] instead of [eating] prepared fish.

"'It's a really great offer.' Well, if it's a great offer, then let's start the job. But they don't. Of course, we will continue to pursue [the matter]. Why? In our country there are 3,650,000... Now there is the Idlib threat, I'll talk about that later on. In addition, there are those coming from Afghanistan, and so forth... They are coming, but we are sending them back. But I'll say that this journey may bring us to a different place. What is the different place? If [we get the support], great. If not, we'll be forced to open the [border] gates. If you are going to give support, give it. If you're not going to give it, then pardon me. We have tolerated this up to a point and we [continue to] tolerate it. Are we to be the only ones to bear this burden? We cannot be an instrument of this kind of injustice to these people. You look and see how this work is carried out. I am saying it here today: We have not received from the world – least of all from the EU – the necessary support on the matter of the refugees that we have hosted, and to get [that support] we may be forced to [open the border].

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"Of course, we will continue to give our support until this work is completed. The developments in Idlib will pose the threat of another flow of millions of refugees toward our country. In close cooperation with Russia, by keeping Idlib safe, we are trying to make it possible for the people here to live in their own homes."

In Audio Recording, ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Says Operations Underway, Urges 'Caliphate Soldiers' To Free Captives

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The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. On September 16, 2019, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media wing Al-Furqan Foundation released an audio recording featuring the group's leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, urging "Caliphate soldiers" to redouble their efforts in all levels, embrace those who had repented, and use force to release ISIS captives held in prisons and refugee camps.[1] In the 30-minute 15-second recording, titled "And Say, 'Do...,'"[2] which was posted on official ISIS Telegram channel Nashir News Agency and other pro-ISIS Telegram channels, Al-Baghdadi also reaffirmed the continuation of ISIS operations in various provinces and mocked the United States of being "exhausted" due to the attacks of ISIS fighters and said that it has been "dragged" into Mali and Niger. Al-Baghdadi began by reciting various verses and sayings of the Prophet encouraging ISIS fighters to continue to wage jihad for the sake of Allah. He said that half a decade had passed since the establishment of the Caliphate, that its fighters are still making sacrifices, new recruits are still joining the group's ranks, and even "its humiliated enemies are acknowledging that it is remaining and expanding." He also hailed recent pledges of allegiance from various ISIS branches. He praised ISIS's coordinated attacks in various locations, saying that "these unified raids are unprecedented in modern jihadi history." He said that in four days, ISIS fighters avenged the people of Syria by launching a raid in eight countries, carrying out 92 attacks that were preplanned in their timing and targets. He added that ISIS then launched "the raid of attrition" by carrying out 61 attacks in 11 countries in three days. This raid, he noted, was followed by "the second raid of attrition" by carrying out 152 operations in 10 provinces in the last 10 days of the year 1440 according to the Islamic calendar. Al-Baghdadi then noted that these numbers of attacks were based on what were documented by the group, indicating that the numbers could be higher than what were reported. He said that ISIS's "attrition operations are underway on a daily basis on different fronts." "After America, the protector of the Cross, and its apostate agents in the region, had been crushed and humiliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, the dog of Al-Rum,[3] America, thank God, was mired in a quagmire [and] asking other countries for help. Its feet were dragged into Mali and Niger. [America] no longer does anything right except empty words and promises to its partners," he said. "This forced [chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F.] Dunford to say: 'We [clearly] do not have deterrence [against attacks] on our partners in the region,' causing great shockwaves and harm to its partners," he noted. Noting that the United States had become "exhausted" at a time when its allies are fighting a prolonged battle, Al-Baghdadi boasted about his fighters' attacks on a mighty nation that brags about its "Star Wars" strategic program. He also bragged about militants' presence in various wilayat ("provinces") including: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Central and Western Africa, East Asia, and North Africa, mainly in Tunisia and Libya. Al-Baghdadi hailed the steadfastness of the his men, the "soldiers of the Caliphate," in the face of "the largest Crusader [Westerb] and atheist campaign against the Muslim nation that seeks to distort it and force it to abandon its religion and worship a god other than its creator." "This campaign is spearheaded by the tawaghit [tyrant rulers] of Al-Salul [a derogatory term for the Saudi royal family] and apostate sheikhs in the Sahel who are submissive to the Crusaders," he added. Speaking to ISIS fighters, he urged them to be "torches of guidance" and embrace Muslims and guide and lead them to "pure monotheism." He also instructed them to remind Muslims that there is "no way to remove tawaghit [tyrant rulers] except through the way revealed by Allah in His book, that is, jihad for His sake. [Anything] other than that will be a delusion and illusory." "In Egypt's Rabi'ah [Square], Palestine's return [protests], Sudan's military [rule], Libya's Haftar and Al-Sarraj, Yemen's legitimacy and putschists, people are being killed and eradicated in a way that was not sanctioned by Allah and taken by the believers for patriotism and democracy," he added. "The goal of our jihad is to turn people away from worshiping people and toward worshiping the creator of people and from the injustice of multiple religions to the justice of Islam and from the prison of this world to the freedom of this world and the hereafter." Al-Baghdadi called on adherents to accept the "repentance" of those who have repented and embrace them, asking adherents to teach them the cause behind ISIS's struggle and the need to support their religion and the nation so they would inform others. He also instructed them to redouble efforts in  all levels, warned them of internal strife, and called on them to fear Allah and avoid and injustice and oppression. Calling for using force to release of ISIS captives held in prisons and refugee camps, he said: "As for the worst and most important matter, the prisons, the prisons, Oh soldiers of the caliphate. Your brothers and sisters; do your utmost to free them and tear down the walls besieging them." He then urged followers to target "their butchers: interrogators and investigating judges and the filthy who harm them... How can a Muslim live comfortably when Muslim women are displaced and held in prisons of humiliation under the dominance of the Crusaders and their stooges, including Safavid Rafidites [i.e., Shi'ites], criminal atheists, and apostate tyrant rulers in various parts of the world?" Addressing ISIS female and male captives, he urged them to remain steadfast and patience and fear Allah and He will make for them a way out, saying: "Your brothers have not and will never forget to avenge you." Al-Baghdadi concluded by telling the "soldiers and supporters of the Caliphate everywhere" to avoid deviance and asked Allah to release the captives and grant ISIS victory over infidels. [1] Telegram.me/Nashir News Agency, September 16, 2019. [2] A partial Qur'anic verse (Quran 9:105) "And say, 'Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers. And you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do." [3] In jihadi rhetoric, the word rum, ("Rome") often refers to the Byzantine Empire or to the Christian West.

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