Don’t worry, the US is still Great Satan

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY JC REPORTER

THE IRA­NIAN news agency Fars last week ran a story in which the head of a lo­cal Is­lamist or­gan­i­sa­tion was quoted as say­ing that Amer­i­can flags were not to be burnt any more — only those of Is­rael.

The quote from the group, which is closely linked to the regime’s feared Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards, caused a pub­lic storm.

The news agency quickly deleted the re­port from its web­site, and re­placed it with a state­ment from the Is­lamist or­gan­i­sa­tion say­ing that this year, cries of “Death to Amer­ica” and “Death to Is­rael”, as well as “Death to con­ceit”, should con­tinue.

“The United States con­tin­ues to be the Great Satan,” the or­gan­i­sa­tion an­nounced.

A few months ago, it was re­ported that the slo­gans wish­ing “death to Amer­ica” were erased from the walls of the former Amer­i­can em­bassy, a move pre­sumed to re­sult from the nu­clear agree­ment signed with the US.

Mean­while, fresh busi­ness deals with Amer­i­can com­pa­nies con­tinue to be an­nounced. Ac­cord­ing to Ira­nian me­dia re­ports, Mi­crosoft has signed a deal with an Ira­nian com­pany to rep­re­sent it in the coun­try.

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