The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon at Tehran University by Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of the Guardian Council Channel, Iranian TV aired the sermon on February 4, 2005:
a curse on your plots!
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: Allah's curse upon them.
Crowd: Death to America,
death to America.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: Allah willing, as soon as possible.
May the Lord hasten their death
and liberate the people.
The Americans must know
that each vote going into those ballot boxes means that America must
leave this country [Iraq].
The noble Iraqi public hears
the Americans say time and again
that they will remain
after the elections.
I say to this dear public:
Oh noble people,
you have shown your maturity in
these elections and on other occasions.
You have demonstrated your political
maturity and your wisdom.
You have shown the world that
you do not need a guardian
and that you can stand on your
own two feet and run your country.
I say to you:
The Americans will not leave.
You must drive the Americans out.
We don't hold too much hope
in the [nuclear] talks.
The [Iranian] negotiators, the other
parties, and everyone else should know:
The nuclear fuel cycle is where we draw the line and the line is our first priority.
No one can deny this, but if, God forbid,
all the people will oppose him.
Crowd: Allah Akbar.
Khamenei is the leader.
Death to those who reject the rule of the jurisprudent.
Death to America.
Death to England.
Death to the hypocrites [Mojahedin-e Khalq] and Saddam.
Death to Israel.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: We have threats on two fronts :
One threat is by America the bully,
which officially and openly imposes its unreasonable position.
It threatens us in various ways.
The second threat is by
the English in the [nuclear] talks.
The English are indeed the father
of the Great Satan.
The Great Satan
is, in fact, their child,
who was conceived there
and lives there [in America].
[The British] are "first league" in deception. They are fox-like and treacherous.