Iran’s Supreme Ruler confirms Iran’s intentions to progress in nuclear arms development; Warns against any US aggression; States that America “support the wicked Zionists”
Following the final deal made on Iran’s nuclear program with the West last week, Iran’s Supreme Ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave a speech Saturday filled with anti-American rhetoric as well as confirming that the United States has not stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Speaking at a mosque in Tehran on Saturday, Khamenei stated, “Whether the deal is approved or disapproved, we will never stop supporting our friends in the region and the people of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon. Even after this deal our policy towards the arrogant US will not change.”
He stated that, “The Americans say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon- they know it’s not true. We had a fatwa (religious ruling), declaring nuclear weapons to be religiously forbidden under Islamic law. It had nothing to do with the nuclear talks.”
He warned of any aggression or war with the United States would lead to “a broken head”, later in an additional speech stated that “During the nuclear talks, we saw the Americans’ dishonesty over and over, but fortunately our officials fought back and in some cases showed revolutionary reactions.”
On Iranian-US relations he stated that Iran has “repeatedly said we don’t negotiate with the US on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues. There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interest.”
On Lebanon and Iran as supporters and funding of terrorism in the region and globally, Khamenei stated, “The Americans dub the Lebanese resistance terrorists and regard Iran as a supporter of terrorism because of its support for the Lebanese Hezbollah, while the Americans themselves are the real terrorists who have created Islamic State and support the wicked Zionists.”