Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Blasts America’s Phony War on Terror
by Stephen Lendman
America wages war OF terror, not on it, supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups it claims to oppose.
Hard evidence proves it, discussed in a previous article. Addressing high-ranking Iranian officials on Monday, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei blamed Washington for destabilizing the Middle East, saying:
The US “and (its) agents are the source of instability in the (region). Who created the Islamic State (ISIS)? America…(Its) claim of fighting against the Islamic State is a lie.”
Its agenda opposes anyone wanting takfiri terrorists eliminated. Khomeini blasted Trump for saying Iran supports terrorism. Just the opposite is true.
The Islamic Republic is committed to combat the scourge Washington and its rogue allies support.
“It is really ridiculous for the US (president) standing next to the tribal and medieval Saudis (in Riyadh…talk(ing) about human rights,” both countries deploring democratic freedoms, Khomeini stressed.
“America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism…(W)e cannot normalize ties with such a country.”
The same goes for Israel, the regional’s main menace along with Washington’s presence – AIPAC its leading advocate, an unregistered foreign agent.
It operates illegally, supporting Israeli apartheid viciousness, ignoring its high crimes – deplorably calling Iran “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.”
It supports passage of new congressional legislation, imposing new illegal sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Separately, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Riyadh of “actively” supporting terrorist groups along Iran’s eastern and western borders, saying:
“We have intelligence that Saudi Arabia is actively engaged in promoting terrorist groups” hostile to Iran.
In May, Riyadh’s defense minister Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom intends moving “the battle” to its territory.
Last week, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran must be “punished” for what he called “interference in the region” – code language for combating Saudi-backed terrorism in Syria.
Hours later, the June 7 terrorists incidents occurred in Tehran, killing 17, wounding dozens more. ISIS claimed responsibility, adherents of Wahhabi extremism infesting Saudi Arabia.
Zarif blasted Washington’s flagrant nuclear deal breaches – straightaway after implementation, continuing under Trump – Congress readying to impose more illegal sanctions the latest example.
Iran is an island of peace in stability in a region suffering from US-dominated NATO, Israeli and Saudi belligerence, along with their rogue allies.
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