“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,” The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in his speech on the occasion of Nowruz in the holy city of Masshad.
“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 the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Ayatollah Seyyed Ali 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 of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei 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.
Ridiculing Obama’s comparison of huge anti-government rallies at Cairo’s Al-tahrir (liberation) square and a massive pro-government rally at Iran’s Azadi (freedom) square on February 11, marking the 32nd anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, the Leader said, Yes, every year Iranians gather at [Tehran’s] Azadi Square on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and their main slogan has remained ‘death to America,’ commonly referring to the US government.
The Leader then went on to add, “We don’t know whether the current US president is mindful of what he is uttering, or if he is unconscious and confused.”
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei reiterated that the American claim of supporting nations has always been a deception and not only they exercise no mercy on people of (our) region, they don’t even show pity for their own people, since at the time of the US economic crisis, the current American president poured thousands of billions of dollars of American people’s money into the coffers of arms-making and oil corporations.