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US governance model an utter failure: Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States’ model of governance has proven “an utter failure,” and human values have taken the biggest hit in America.

Ayatollah Khamenei said during a video-conference with the Iranian administration on Sunday, at the beginning of the Administration Week in Iran, that, “Human values like health, justice, and security are trampled upon the most in America.”

“The social gap there is horrible, the number of the hungry and the homeless and their ratio [to the overall population] are higher than the conventional [rates of] world countries,” the Leader said.

“According to rivals speaking explicitly in election campaigns, one in five American children suffers from hunger. And additionally, insecurity and crime rate are very high in America,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The fact that the US is headed by people who are a source of humiliation for that country is another sign of the defeat of western models and the decline of western civilization in the world.— (@khamenei_ir) August 23, 2020

The Leader said that, apart from those internal and managerial problems, the United States also engaged in such “common practices” as “murder, the waging of wars, and the causing of insecurity” in foreign lands, such as Syria, Palestine, Yemen, and formerly in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Hiroshima (Japan).

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (back-C) and members of his cabinet listen to remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei via video-link, in Tehran, on August 23, 2020. (Photo by

Ayatollah Khamenei said the presence of individuals at the helm of the US government who are reason for shame for America was another sign of the defeat of the Western-promoted models and decaying utopias.

He contrasted such administrative models with the independent Islamic model for order and social development that is predicated on the three-fold basis of “faith, knowledge, and justice.”

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