The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei unloaded on America’s top leaders this week; telling a packed crowd that his country’s infamous “Death to America” chant includes the deaths of President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, and John Bolton.
“‘Death to America’ means death to Trump and John Bolton and Pompeo,” said Khamenei. “It means death to American leaders, who happen to be these people at this time.”
The Ayatollah’s comments come as Tehran celebrates the 40th anniversary of their religious revolution; overthrowing western-backed leadership and installing an Islamic regime.
The relationship between the US and Iran reached a new low this year after the United States announced its decision to withdraw from the International Nuclear Agreement; reinstating harsh economic penalties on Iranian leadership and businesses.
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IRAN ON EDGE: Leaders in Tehran ‘CALL FOR CALM’ After Nationwide Protests
Leaders in Tehran are calling for a day of “calm” following this weekend’s widespread “water” protests; when local residents attacked public buildings and other facilities over a host of issues including a severe water shortage.
According to Reuters, Iranian authorities pledged to address a series of concerns after the weekend’s violent demonstrations, including increasing resident’s access to drinking water and stopping the escalating currency crisis.
“Our effort is to bring these protests to an end as soon as possible with restraint from police and the cooperation of authorities, but if the opposite happens, the judiciary and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties,” said Iran’s Interior Minister.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony over the weekend, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei told students the US was working with other states in the region to destabilize the Islamic Republic.
“If America was able to act against Iran, it would not need to form coalitions with notorious and reactionary states in the region and ask their help in fomenting unrest and instability,” he said.
IRAN ON EDGE: Supreme Leader LASHES OUT at ‘Enemies’ as Iran Crumbles
Iran’s Supreme Leader lashed-out at “enemies” of the Islamic Republic on Tuesday; accusing outside forces of “meddling” in Iranian politics as protests sweep the nation and the death toll rises to at least 20, reports Fox News.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the “enemies of Iran” on his official website this week, following a weekend of deadly demonstrations throughout the country; the greatest show of defiance against the Iranian regime since the “Twitter Revolution” of 2009.
“Hundreds of people have been arrested and a prominent judge on Tuesday warned that some could face death penalty trials,” writes Fox. “In comments posted to his official website, Khamenei appeared to blame foreign nations for at least exacerbating the unrest gripping Iran.”
“In the recent days’ incidents, enemies of Iran utilized various means — including money, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatuses — to create problems for the Islamic system,” said Khamenei.
On New Year’s Day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended his support to the Iranian protesters, wishing them “success in their noble quest for freedom.”