Leader to US: Middle East no concern of yours

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed US for leveling accusations against Iran for ‘destabilizing Middle East', saying the US is responsible for insecurities in the region.

The Leader made the remarks on Monday while addressing a gathering of high-ranking Iranian officials. He noted the US repugnant move after Iran’s presidential election for imposing sanctions and taking a more hostile approach against Iran, adding “in the face of such enmities, a new atmosphere of cooperation and hard work must be created for reaching our common goal which is the country’s progress and the promotion of the Islamic Republic.”

Ayat. Khamenei stressed that national interests must not be dictated by foreign demands, adding “it is really ridiculous for the US to talk about human rights while standing next to the tribal and medieval Saudis, in a place which has no notion of democracy, and to accuse Iran which is the symbol of democracy.”

The Leader noted the role of US in creation of ISIL and their military supports to the terrorist group, adding “the claims of establishing an anti-ISIL coalition are lies. Americans only oppose an 'uncontrolled ISIL', but will counter with anybody who tries to really destroy the terrorists.”

“It is only natural that the US should hate the Revolutionary Guards or Quds forces in order to eliminate pillars of strength in Iran, but all Iranian officials must take action in the opposite direction of what US wants; that is, they must reinforce armed forces, the IRGC, and Basij,” he stressed.

In regard to Iran’s nuclear deal signed with the 5+1 group of countries, Ayatollah Khamenei called on Iranian officials to carefully monitor the other parties to see if they are honoring their side of the agreement.

“Many issues with US cannot essentially be resolved, because their problem with us has nothing to do with nuclear energy or human rights; they have a problem with the very principle of the Islamic Republic,” he said.

“The US cannot be trusted as it is the embodiment of terrorism itself and backs the Israeli regime which emerged through terrorism and oppression,” the Leader said, adding that Iran would not back down from battling oppression and defending Palestinian rights. 


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