Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blasted the US for its destructive role in the region, and said that Washington's diplomacy in the Middle East has completely failed throughout recent decades.
Iran's Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blasted the US for its destructive role in
the region, and said that Washington's diplomacy in the Middle East has
completely failed throughout recent decades.
"The United States
has evidently failed in achieving its intended policies in the region;
Muslim nations worldwide are now more united than ever before in
pursuing their common goals despite enemies' plots," Ayatollah Khamenei
said on Friday in Tehran, addressing and leading the Eid al-Fitr prayers
which is a Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of
Iran's Supreme Leader said that the United States has
wasted trillions of dollars in its pursuance of certain policies in the
Middle East, but has achieved nothing instead and US President Donald
Trump has openly admitted his country's failure.
president said that ‘we spent $7 trillion in this region, and gained
nothing in return.’ This means defeat. The US has suffered defeat in the
region. The Great Satan has fallen short of achieving its goals,
despite all its efforts, evil dispositions, and hot-air rhetoric. It has
just wasted its resources,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Tweeting in February, Trump had said that his country had "so stupidly” spent the sum in the Middle East.
in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei said that unity among Muslim nations
had grown stronger, stressing that this was clearly evident in the
powerful participation of Muslims in last Friday's rallies to mark the
International Quds Day.
Each year, Muslims worldwide rally on
the last Friday of Ramadan in solidarity with Palestinians in response
to an initiative started by the late founder of the Islamic Republic
"This means that, despite the enemies’
propaganda, Muslim nations and the great nation of Iran have grown
closer and more aligned with one another,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
Supreme Leader, however, said that the enemies are constantly plotting
against the Iranian nation, adding, "This is because they are afraid of
the Iranian nation's might, steadfastness as well as their ambitions to
forge stronger bonds with other nations."
"The enemies will obviously continue their struggles but will fail," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
called on the Iranian nation to be vigilant in the face of enemy's
plots specifically manifested in efforts to mount economic pressure on
the country and disappoint the Iranian people.
remarks earlier in June, Ayatollah Khamenei blasted Israel for occupying
Palestine and continuing to kill the Palestinians, and called on the
international community to break its silence on the realities on the
ground in the Gaza Strip.
"Today, democracy is a modern method,
which is accepted by the entire world; we said that to determine the
fate of the historical country of Palestine, they must refer to the
people of Palestine and this proposal has been registered at the United
Nations as the Islamic Republic’s opinion,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a
meeting with a group of university professors and academics in Tehran.
Supreme Leader said that the fate of Palestine must be determined by
Palestinians themselves, including Muslims, Jews and Christians, who
originally lived in the historical land of Palestine.
must be conducted among Palestinians, who have lived there since 100
years or 80 years ago, including Muslims, Jews and Christians, and
whether they live inside or outside the occupied territories," Ayatollah
The Supreme Leader underlined that whatever
the Palestinians said and voted for must be done, and asked, "Is this a
bad idea? Aren’t the European countries ready to understand this?”
Khamenei then referred to a recent European tour by Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he aimed to undermine Iran's
standing and influence in the region, and said, "Then that oppressor and
wicked child-killer goes to other countries and plays the victim that
Iran wants to do away with several millions of our population."
Supreme Leader went on to say that the European audience also listens
to him, shakes his head and does not say that it is you [Israelis] who
are currently committing these crimes in Gaza and al-Quds.
the present time, we are one country in the world, which has the highest
number of enemies among arrogant governments and worthless powers and
also have the highest number of supporters among the masses in many
countries," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
The Supreme Leader then
underlined that the prestige that the Islamic Republic has in many
countries, including neighboring and other countries, is not matched by
any other country and no other country is as much prestigious and has as
many supporters as the Islamic Republic has.
"This is why the Islamic Republic also has wicked and determined enemies,” Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized.