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    Irans great slogan : Death to America, explained

    Is it me or is this is a signal of softening stances?

    http://indianexpress.com/article/wor...ies-ayatollah/

    Khamenei says the “aim of the slogan is not death to American people. The slogan means death to U.S. policies and arrogance.” He says the slogan has “strong support” in Iran.
    Aww, the old fella is just misunderstood
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    Makes sense

    So, is he saying he is against the deal he signed with the US politicians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimony View Post
    Is it me or is this is a signal of softening stances?
    Khomeini might be stretching a bit in his new interpretation, but I'd say yes, he is trying to improve relations and is likely signaling to his more hardcore denizens as much as to the US.

    US and Iranian interests have been increasingly aligned lately despite mutual feelings of distrust and distaste. I'm sure Khomeini would like to be able to work with the "Great Satan" to solve some of his problems, and the US would benefit from having policy options on both sides of the Sunni/Shia power struggle beyond support for one side and hostility towards the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimony View Post
    Is it me or is this is a signal of softening stances?

    http://indianexpress.com/article/wor...ies-ayatollah/

    Aww, the old fella is just misunderstood
    He understood that until all economic sanctions are lifted, he can't trade his silky white wool. Money power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDaPirate View Post
    Khomeini might be stretching a bit in his new interpretation, but I'd say yes, he is trying to improve relations and is likely signaling to his more hardcore denizens as much as to the US.

    US and Iranian interests have been increasingly aligned lately despite mutual feelings of distrust and distaste. I'm sure Khomeini would like to be able to work with the "Great Satan" to solve some of his problems, and the US would benefit from having policy options on both sides of the Sunni/Shia power struggle beyond support for one side and hostility towards the other.
    Khomeini has been dead for decades
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