Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ali Khamenei: US Still Pursuing Islamophobia, Iranophobia Scenarios
“Americans have recently announced that Iran’s policies in the region triggered the wave of sanctions and confrontations with Iran; meaning ‘you, the Iranian people who are vigilant and aware, you have to back down and let us do our work,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a meeting of the Muslim countries’ ambassadors, senior Iranian officials and people in Tehran on Thursday.
“This is ignorance,” the Supreme Leader added.
The meeting was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the auspicious occasion of Eid ul-Mabath which marks the day Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was appointed as the prophet of Islam.
“Today, the definite American policy is to fight Islam, Iran and Shiites,” the Supreme Leader added.
He reiterated that the US leaders see Iran as a hurdle to their policies.
In relevant remarks in late April, Ayatollah Khamenei lashed out at the US for its hypocrisy, saying Washington has taken up to ease banking sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal, but at the same time intimidates the foreign banks to avoid business with the country.
“The reason for major international banks’ refusal to cooperate with Iran is the Iranophobia that the Americans have been promoting,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday, addressing a large gathering of Iranian workers on the threshold of the international Labors Day.
He pointed to the US allegations about Iran’s support for terrorism that will enable Washington to impose fresh sanctions on the country, and said that the hidden message behind these allegations is dissuading the foreign banks and investors from interaction with Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Washington is itself one of the biggest supporters of terrorist groups in different parts of the world.
He referred to certain claims that the foreign banks and investors don’t cooperate with Iran due to domestic conditions in Iran, and said, “There is no place in the region more secure than Iran and the conditions in our country is more secure than in the US where several people are killed every day and it is even more secure than the European countries.”
Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the US continued hostilities towards the Iranian nation, and said Iran will continue its progress in the future more powerfully than the past despite this animosity.