Ayatollah Khamenei waves to a group of state officials in Tehran, May 5, 2016.
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.