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December 4, 2004
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Ayatollah Meshkini in a Friday Sermon at Qom: Pray that God Ends the Lives of Bush, Blair and Sharon Soon.Iranian Leaders Must Promote Nuclear Activities

The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon at Qom, Iran by Iranian Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah 'Ali Meshkini:

Ayatollah 'Ali Meshkini: I recommend that the pilgrims [to Mecca and Al-Medina] pray there, that they be persistent in their prayer. Prayer is a very good way of worshiping God. They should not forget to pray. But for every prayer there should also be a curse. Your prayers should also include curses. Pray for the good and curse the evil. Say: "My Lord, end the lives of three people shortly – Bush, Sharon, and Blair. End their lives and the lives of their followers. Ask the Lord

Crowd: Death to America.

Ayatollah 'Ali Meshkini: Ask the Lord to end their lives and to remove their evil from us, the Muslims.

I expect that the honorable pilgrims will not return from Mecca until the evil is removed from the Muslims. Ask the Lord for this. Say to the Lord: "My lord, they are not fighting against Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. They are fighting against Islam."

Some of the world's renowned personalities wrote something marvelous about Bush. They wrote that Bush should be tried as a war criminal. They have written well, and that's the way it should be.

Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar

Khamenei is the leader

Death to those who oppose the rule of the jurisprudence.

Death to America

Death to Israel

Death to the hypocrites [Mojahedin-e Khalq]

Ayatollah 'Ali Meshkini: As an Iranian cleric I consider our statesmen and leaders to be part of the regime and I respect them. I demand that they promote, with all their might, the activation of the nuclear [fuel] cycle, the enrichment of uranium and development of Iran's nuclear capabilities. They must choose a logical path and not fear any power or threat.

Crowd:Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar

Khamenei is the leader

Death to those who oppose the rule of the jurisprudence.

Death to America

Death to Israel

Death to the hypocrites [Mojahedin-e Khalq]