Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Moslems greet one another with the blessing of peace, in Arabic, "As-Salaam-Alaikum". It is nice to see the nation of Iran greeting the world with the blessings of peace:
"The Islamic Republic of Iran seeks good neighborly relations with all the surrounding states, and it desires establishment of sustainable peace, friendship and tranquility in the region, particularly in the Persian Gulf."—Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, as quoted in "Iran Seeks Peace, Stability in Persian Gulf", Fars News Agency www.farsnews.ir, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8511220267, (11 February 2007).
"That Iran is willing to threaten Israel is wrong[. . . .] We pose no threat and if we are conducting nuclear research and development we are no threat to Israel. We have no intention of aggression against any country. [. . .] Today we announce to you that the political will of Iran is aimed at the negotiated settlement of the case and we don't want to aggravate the situation in our region[. . . .] We know that this issue can be settled in a constructive dialogue and we welcome that."—Ali Larijani, Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and Chief Iranian Nuclear Negotiator, as quoted in Associated Press, "Iran negotiator: Nuclear program 'no threat to Israel'", http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/..., (11 February 2007).
"Repeatedly and frankly we have announced that in Iran's national security doctrine there is no room for atomic and chemical weapons as we consider them against Islamic laws. Iran's Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei) in this connection had issued a decree that mass destruction weapons are prohibited by the Muslim religion. [. . .] Therefore we support the idea of a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction[.]"—Ali Larijani, Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and Chief Iranian Nuclear Negotiator, as quoted in "'No room for WMDs in Iran's national security doctrine,' says Larijani", Islamic Republic News Agency, http://www2.irna.com/en/news/view/line-203/0702111128162815.htm, (11 February 2007).
"We are committed not to launch aggression on any country and defend ourselves in the face of any aggression."—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, as quoted in "IR calls for promotion of peace", Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting www.iribnews.ir, http://www.iribnews.ir/Full_en.asp?... (11 February 2007).
The Jewish media is floundering in its disappointed attempts to spin the situation in a way that unfairly vilifies Iran. It is our job to see to it that they continue to fail.