On Eve Of Nuke Deal, Iran Gears Up To Celebrate Official Death To America And Israel Day

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As Iranian and American diplomats near yet another tentative nuclear deadline Friday, Iran’s people are preparing their “Death to Israel” banners.

Friday is Iran’s Quds Day celebration, which every year since 1979 has marked the last Friday in Ramadan as a showy rejection of Israel and Zionism. Since then, many other countries throughout the Muslim world have joined in the annual observance. (RELATED: Iran Tries To Wriggle Out Of Nuke Talks With A HASHTAG)

Though Thursday saw diplomats announce yet another 4-day extension of the talks in Vienna — which were originally meant to end by June 30 — there remains a chance that they will be concluded Friday.

That means that there’s a chance news of a deal will arrive while Iranians are taking to the streets, chanting officially-approved slogans against the U.S. and Israel. (RELATED: Why Iran Banned Street Parties Ahead Of A Pending Nuke Deal)

Younger Iranians are reportedly more reluctant to participate in the official celebration of anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism. But the government still uses the occasion to strengthen its rhetorical stance against its gravest enemies.

In the build-up to the holiday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been promoting slogans and images on his official Instagram account. In Persian, Arabic and English, he vows, “The issue of Palestine will not be removed from the Islamic Republic’s agenda.”

Here he is, delivering the line in a speech earlier this year:

#برعهدخودمیمانیم #إنا_على_العهد @_fightingthezionists @al.qods رهبر انقلاب: این را همه بدانند: مسئله‌ی #فلسطین از دستور کار نظام جمهوری اسلامی خارج نخواهد شد. ١٣٩٤/٣/١٤ • • Ayatollah khamenei: Everyone should know this: the issue of #Palestine will not be removed from the Islamic Republic’s agenda. 04/06/2015 • • الإمام الخامنئي: ليعلم الجميع هذا: قضية #فلسطين لن تخرج من جدول أعمال نظام الجمهورية الإسلامية. ٠٤/٠٦/٢٠١٥ ______ نسخه كامل اين ويديو در كانال حضرت آيت الله خامنه‌‌ای در #بیسفون ( ______ #khamenei #rahbar #khamenei_ir #supremeleader #خامنئي_دات_آي_آر #رهبر #خامنه_ای #آرامش_امت #الخامنئي #رهبری #خامنئی_دات_آی_آر #عاشق_مبارزه_با_اسرائيل #عشاق_مواجهة_إسرائيل #FightingtheZionists A video posted by Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei (@khamenei_ir) on

And this popular graphic echoing the logo of Hezbollah bears the slogan, in Persian and Arabic, “We Stand By Our Oath.”

@al.qods بر عهد خود مى مانيم کمپین جهانی حمایت از ملت مظلوم فلسطین @al.qods و آرمان بزرگ ازادی قدس شریف از چنگال رژیم غاصب صهیونیستی. ‌‌‌‌ در حالیکه رهبر انقلاب، مساله فلسطین را مساله اصلی دنیای اسلام معرفی کرده اند اما همه ی ما در بازی طراحی شده جنگهای نیابتی غرب افتاده ایم و بجای مساله فلسطین مساله تکفیریهای جاهل در همه ی دنیای اسلام به عنوان اولویت اول در حال طرح است. نتانیاهو در صفحه تویتر خود کارتونی را منتشر میکند که در آن داعش و ایران اولویت اصلی معرفی شده اند. ارتش رژیم غاصب صهیونیستی نیز درهمین راستا کلیپی را منتشر کرد که سربازان این رژیم ضمن تبریک عید فطر داعش را مهمترین مشکل مسلمانان معرفی میکنند و برای نابودی داعش دعا می کنند! تلاش همه ی رسانه های استکباری تغییر همین مساله است. فلسطین نقطه اصلی وحدت شیعه و سنی است. از این رو با مشارکت در کمپین جهانی “بر عهد خود میمانیم” در تبدیل مساله فلسطین به اولویت اصلی جهان اسلام مشارکت کنیم. _______ با انتشار لوگوى كمپين و ارسال پست در شبكه هاى اجتماعى با هشتگ [ #برعهدخودمیمانیم #إنا_على_العهد #WeStandByOurOath #عاشق_مبارزه_با_اسرائيل ] سهمی در مبارزه با اسراییل غاصب داشته باشیم. ______

A photo posted by Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei (@khamenei_ir) on

Other Khamenei-endorsed social media accounts include @_FightingTheZionists and @Al.Qods, alluding to the traditional Islamic name of Jerusalem. Here, a rocket is accompanied by the caption “We love the struggle against Zionism.”

#fightingthezionists رهبر انقلاب: ملّت، عاشق مبارزه‌ى با صهیونیست‌ها است و جمهورى اسلامى‌ هم این را نشان داده است. ‌‌ Ayatollah Khamenei:Our people love fighting against the Zionists and the Islamic Republic has proved this as well. ‌‌ الإمام الخامنئي: الشعب يعشق الكفاح ضد الصهاينة و قد أثبتت الجمهورية الإسلامية ذلك. ______ ‌‌‌‌ #عاشق_مبارزه_با_اسرائيل #عشاق_مواجهة_إسرائيل ______ #Zionists #Zionism #حماس #اسرائيل #usa #amrica #إسرائيل #gaza #israel #telaviv #palestine #فلسطين #غزه #قدس #Jihad #Palestinians #غزة #Hamas #الفلسطينيين #الجهاد #Zionist #palestinewillbefree #prayforpalestine #istandwithpalestine #israhell #israelinstagram • • A photo posted by FIGHTINGTHEZIONISTS (@_fightingthezionists) on

And this Hebrew caption reads “Israel must be wiped from the face of the earth.”

When a framework for a final nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran was announced in April, Iranians posted grateful photos online of President Barack Obama’s press conference, which was a historic first for Iran’s highly censored media. (RELATED: Iranians Welcome Obama To Official TV With Selfies)

But if positive news emerges for Iranians amid their ritual condemnation of the U.S. and Israel, it is unclear how ordinary Iranians will react.

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