Extra on this story. “Ayatollah Khamenei: Election fiasco, paralyzed financial system present what ‘massive idol’ US has turned to,” Press TV, January 8, 2021:
Chief of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says it’s bizarre that some nonetheless worship the US as their idol regardless of the nation’s election fiasco, paralyzed financial system, and human rights information.
“As we speak we are able to see what that massive idol has become. That is their democracy. That is their election fiasco. That is their human rights: they kill a Black particular person as soon as in each couple of hours or days, and the assassin just isn’t prosecuted. These are ‘American values’ that in the present day are ridiculed. That is their paralyzed financial system. The US financial system is really paralyzed,” Ayatollah Khamenei mentioned in televised speech on Friday.
“Extra weirdly, some nonetheless worship America,” the Chief added.
The Chief mentioned the results of US presence in Iran [before the 1979 Revolution] was financial and scientific poverty, and corruption.
“Some assume if we reconcile and work together with the US, [Iran] will flip right into a paradise,” the Chief added.
Ayatollah Khamenei additional famous the Individuals admit that their pursuits are secured by creating instability within the area.
“The US sees its pursuits in regional instability underneath the present circumstances, until it’s the dominant energy within the area,” he added.
“That is what they’ve admitted. A well-known skilled of one in every of these American assume tanks clearly mentioned that ‘we’re not after stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon’. The primary subject just isn’t whether or not instability is required in these international locations. Fairly it’s the way to create that instability. As soon as with Daesh and as soon as with the 2009 sedition (post-election riots in Iran) or the issues they do within the area,” Ayatollah Khamenei mentioned.
The Chief harassed that Iran stood in opposition to the US’ bid to create instability within the nation.
“In 2009, the US wished to make Iran unstable. However that occurred to themselves in 2020-21. You noticed the individuals who breached the US Congress. The Individuals sought to do the identical in Iran. They wished to create chaos and set off a civil conflict,” Ayatollah Khamenei added….
Ayatollah Khamenei additional pointed that Iran is in no rush for the US return to the 2015 nuclear deal, formally often known as the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA).
“Our rational demand is the lifting of the sanctions. That is the Iranian nation’s proper which has been violated. They’re duty-bound to do this …. If the sanctions are lifted, then the US return to the JCPOA will imply one thing,” the Chief mentioned….
The Chief additional pointed to Iran’s regional presence and mentioned, “Our Institution is duty-bound to behave in a approach that its mates within the area are bolstered.”
“That is our responsibility. Our presence is supposed to strengthen our mates. We should always not do something to weaken these loyal to the Islamic Republic within the area,” he famous….