Farrakhan made the remarks in response to the question what the Nation of Islam has done so far to dispel the US smear campaign against Iran and what NOI has done so far for Muslims suffering in Yemen and Syria?
“You know the truth is the best weapon against smear. That is my assignment to speak the truth. The smear that is on you is the smear that is on me. So all of us should change,” Farrakhan said in response to the question concerning sanctions re-imposed against Iran.
He went on to say that If “we are too cowardly to speak the truth, too cowardly to write to establish the truth and too cowardly to die for the truth then we cannot expect to remove the smear, we must speak the truth, we must throw the strength in our hands against the persecution, against the tyranny, just rise up against the forces of evil and injustice. Nobody outside can do it for you.”
Farrakhan said what is going on in Yemen is against the humanity, American planes American bombs are being used there.
“What is going against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is crime against humanity, what is going on against Muslims in China is crime against humanity, we should not expect others to do anything for us, we must rise wherever there is persecution against Muslims we must rise, speak the truth if you know, anyone who loves truth speaks the truth must rise against the forces of evil,” he added.
Farrakhan also pointed to the duties of the press in speaking the truth, and said, “What good if we are not brave to speak the truth and correct the wrong of the government.”
He also further criticized the media outlets ruled or run by the Zionist regime for deviating, fabricating and irgnoring realities.
Farrakhan said his visit to Iran comes at a time when “my Iranian brothers and sisters are under cruel sanctions because of the US president and administration’s fury”.
He further slammed the US violation of its undertakings under the nuclear deal both at the time of President Obama and Trump, saying the US has defied its promises to transfer billions of dollars to Iran after the deal, while the current president has, rather, imposed the harshest sanctions on Iran.
The NOI leader also lashed out at the US policies in the Middle-East, warning that these policies would initiate a devestating war in the region. “I ask Trump to be watchful, because if war is triggered and the US starts a war in the region with the help of its allies such as Israel, then other countries like China and Russia would enter the war and this war would put an end to the United States.”
He warned that these are the US policies, and not mottos chanted by people in the streets, that could bring death to America.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Farrakhan said the US policy of imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran was a big mistake, asserting that the US is no longer able to exercise its unilateralism.
Louis Farrakhan made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee in Tehran on Sunday, during which he also called the US a big liar.
Farrakhan expressed happiness with his visit to Iran, saying the goal of his visit is to demonstrate real friendship with Iran.
Meanwhile, he said that the Americans have always been plotting against Iran and are seeking to create an internal enemy in Iran.
“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he asserted.
The American NOI leader further condemned the US President Donald Trump’s support for the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the case of Khashoggi murder, saying that Trump and his son in law have investments in Saudi Arabia.
He called for unity among all Muslims in the face of enemies’ plots, saying “Satan seeks to divide Muslims and wants them to kill each other, while God tells us in the Quran to be united.”
The American religious leader went on to condemn Americans’ policy to use others as an instrument to reach their own goals, noting that the Americans did not remain loyal to the promises they had made to the domestic Indians.
He also noted that the Americans also betrayed former Libyan leader colonel Ghaddafi and finally toppled him, as they had done so to Saddam Hussain before.
“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said adding that the United States cannot continue its unilateralism.