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February 2, 2018
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Tehran Friday Sermon by Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami: We Will Produce as Many Missiles as We Can and Increase Their Range as Much as We Want

In a Friday sermon delivered in Tehran on February 2, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Iranian Assembly of Experts, said: "Our defense policy is to produce as many missiles as we can and to increase their range as much as we want." He further said that Iran would "not enter negotiations with anyone" and would "not allow any government to interfere" with its missile program. The crowds responded with chants of "Death to America," "Death to England," and "Death to Israel." The sermon was broadcast by Iran's Channel 1.

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, member of Iranian Assembly of Experts: In keeping with the Quranic command to prepare “what force and steeds of war you can”, our defense policy is to produce as many missiles as we can, and to increase their range as much as we want.

Congregation: Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar.

Khamenei is the leader. Death to the opponents of the Rule of the Jurisprudent. Death to America. Death to England. Death to the hypocrites and the infidels. Death to Israel.

Ahmad Khatami: With regard to [the missiles], we will not enter negotiations with anyone, and we will not allow any government to interfere.

Congregation: Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar.

Khamenei is the leader. Death to the opponents of the Rule of the Jurisprudent. Death to America. Death to England. Death to the hypocrites and the infidels. Death to Israel.

Ahmad Khatami: The French foreign minister and others can forget about it. If they want to conduct negotiations, our answer is what you just heard.

 

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