Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, who leads Friday prayer services in Iran, called for the expulsion of Zionists from the Middle East.
“This regime (the Zionist regime) is amongst the vilest, inhuman and bloodthirsty regimes in the world, and Muslim nations must unite and expel the Zionists from this region, if they want to live in peace and security,” Kashani said.
Kashani went on to say that Iran emerged victorious from the nuclear deal, as they got most of what they want. He also said that the U.S. is the "biggest supporter of terrorism" and accused them of supporting ISIS.
Kashani's comments should not go unnoticed. Kashani has a lot of power, as he is appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini. Khameini, remember, recently published a book detailing how to destroy Israel.
The key part of Kashani's comments, as Breitbart points out, is that in saying "Zionists" and not the Arabs, he's singling out the Jews in the region. Anti-Zionism does typically mean anti-Semitism.
In the past, Kashani blamed the London terror attacks in 2005 on the West, calling al-Qaeda the "illegitimate child" of the U.S. and Israel. This was followed by chants of "Death to America, Britain, and Israel," of course.
It is common belief in radical Shiite circles that the Twelfth Imam, Mahdi, one day will rise again and he, with Jesus Christ, will behead the infidels.
This is all detailed in a video in 2011 called "The Coming is Upon Us," which details how Iran's true intentions are to bring about the resurrection of the Twelfth Imam:
With that in mind, here's what Kashani said last year:
“When Imam Zaman ['Mahdi,' the last Shiite Imam] comes, he will behead the Western leaders,” warned Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran and a member of the Assembly of Experts, the body that chooses the supreme leader. “However, Imam will not harm the oppressed nations,” he said.
So when Obama says that Iran could be a "very successful regional power," and then hands them a deal that all but guarantees them getting nukes, it is very disturbing. As Ayatollah Kashani's comments prove, Iran should not become a successful regional power with the current regime in power.