“I announce that… that a new movement has begun in the region, this is the movement of Muslim nations, with the slogan of moving towards Islamic objectives, and [therefore] it will definitely be victorious,” Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Ayatollah Khamenei said in his speech on the occasion of Nowruz in the holy city of Mashhad.
“Events which have recently taken place in the region, in Tunis, Libya, Egypt, and Bahrain are very important events… a fundamental development is taking place in the Islamic-Arab region which indicates the awakening of Muslim nations,” the Leader said.
“The Americans were baffled by these events…They could not analyze the events correctly and because they lacked an accurate analysis of these events they adopted contradictory stances,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Ai Khamenei said.
The Leader added that the US has always thrown its support behind dictators. “They defended [ousted Egyptian dictator] Hosni Mubarak until the last minute and when they no longer needed him, they threw him away.”
The Leader said Mubarak’s fate should be a lesson for US-backed rulers and “they must know that when their expiration date arrives and they lose their usefulness they will be thrown away like a used tissue.”
“The real hypocrite is the US. With regards to Egypt they said we are with the [Egyptian] nation but they lied. They cooperated with the nation’s enemy until the very last moment. They said the same thing about Tunis, that we support the people. Now the US president sends a message to the Iranian people that we support you,” the Leader said, referring to US President Barack Obama’s message to the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz.