A senior UN executive told the media yesterday that he saw “good signs that the Iranians are prepared to temper their aims and negotiate on the subject of their nuclear projects”.
Later that same day, Iran’s military chief-of-staff, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi (above) gave a speech affirming that:
“The Iranian nation is standing for its cause, and that is the full annihilation of Israel”.
Just under two hours later, the Supreme Religious Ayatollah Khamenei leader opined as follows:
“The Zionist regime is a real cancerous tumour that should be cut and will be cut, God Willing”.
Cue lots of barmy comment threaders telling me that these statements have been ‘misinterpreted’.