Khamenei: Iranians condemn Iraq occupation
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iranians are happy with the collapse of the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq but that the Iranain people strongly condemn occupation, aggression, commission of crimes and installation of an American proxy ruler, and believe Iraqi right to self-determination should be preserved.
The Iranian leader made these comments during Friday prayer sermons on Tehran University Campus.
Referring to the exceptional situation in Iraq, Ayatollah Khamenei said there are 4 different issues associated with the Iraqi situation, namely: the collapse of Saddam's rule, crimes committed against the Iraqi people, the US-UK invasion of a sovereign state, and Iraq's future. As for each of all these, the leader said, Tehran adopted a transparent stance which drew on Islamic thoughts and national interests.
Ayatollah Khamenei described as "ridiculous" claims by Bush and Blair that the Anglo-American forces are in Iraq to liberate Iraqis. (Albawaba.com)
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