Ayatollah Khamenei: US behind Middle East insecurity

Ayatollah Khamenei: US behind Middle East insecurity
Ayatollah Khamenei: US behind Middle East insecurity
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is responsible for instability in the Middle East.

The Leader made the remarks on Monday while addressing a gathering of high-ranking Iranian officials.

Referring to Washington’s role in the establishment and military support of the Daesh terrorist group, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that “the claims of establishing an anti-Daesh coalition are lies.” He added that the US is only against an “uncontrolled Daesh” and will oppose anybody who tries to really destroy the Takfiri terrorists.

The Leader also noted that the recent accusations by US President Donald Trump over Iran supporting terrorism were preposterous.

“It is really ridiculous for the US, standing next to the tribal and medieval Saudis, to talk about human rights in a place which has no notion of democracy, and to accuse Iran which is the emblem of democracy,” he stressed.

Ayatollah Khamenei also broached the subject of the US’s increased saber-rattling and further sanctions following Iran’s recent presidential election.

Last month, the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of legislation that would authorize Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran over its missile program, which Tehran has repeatedly said is defensive.

“In the face of such enmities, a new atmosphere of cooperation and hard work must be established for reaching our common goal which is the country’s progress and the promotion of the Islamic Republic,” the Leader said.