“Today we can see what that big idol has turned into. This is their democracy. This is their election fiasco. This is their human rights: they kill a Black person once in every couple of hours or days, and the murderer is not prosecuted. These are ‘American values’ that today are ridiculed. This is their paralyzed economy. The US economy is truly paralyzed,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in televised speech on Friday.
“More weirdly, some still worship America,” the Leader added.
The Leader said the result of US presence in Iran [before the 1979 Revolution] was economic and scientific poverty, and corruption.
“Some think if we reconcile and interact with the US, [Iran] will turn into a paradise,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei further noted the Americans admit that their interests are secured by creating instability in the region.
“The US sees its interests in regional instability under the current circumstances, unless it is the dominant power in the region,” he added.
“This is what they have admitted. A famous expert of one of these American think tanks clearly said that ‘we are not after stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon’. The main issue is not whether instability is needed in these countries. Rather it is how to create that instability. Once with Daesh and once with the 2009 sedition (post-election riots in Iran) or the things they do in the region,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader stressed that Iran stood against the US’ bid to create instability in the country.
“In 2009, the US wanted to make Iran unstable. But that happened to themselves in 2020-21. You saw the people who breached the US Congress. The Americans sought to do the same in Iran. They wanted to create chaos and trigger a civil war,” Imam Ayatollah Khamenei added.