Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is currently in a fight against Islam, Iran and Shia Muslims.
“Today, the definite American policy is to fight Islam, Iran and Shias,” the Leader told a group of state officials and Muslim ambassadors in Tehran on Thursday.
In his speech on the occasion of Eid al-Maba’th celebrating the divine revelation to Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to declare his Prophethood, the Leader said US leaders see Iran as a hurdle to their policies.
“Lately, the Americans have announced that Iran’s policy in the region is a cause for sanctions and confrontation, meaning ‘you, the Iranian people who are vigilant and aware; you have to back down and let us do our work’.”
“This is ignorance,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, using the word Jahilliyah or “days of ignorance” which refers to the barbaric condition in which Arabs found themselves in pre-Islamic Arabia.
US threats of sanctions, the Leader said, are rooted in Iran’s opposition to the “expansionist policies” of the Americans in the region and the “corrupt moves of the world powers.”
Ayatollah Khamenei described Iran as a “front-runner” in the fight against “the current of ignorance led by the US,” saying the most important duty for Muslim nations is to join this campaign.
The Leader said, “The Islamic movement, which became stronger and deeper with the establishment of the Islamic system in Iran, will continue on its path and definitely achieve victory.”
“The ultimate victory of Islam and Muslims is definitive,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.