Supreme Leader: US still hostile to Iran
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that there has been no sign that American officials have softened enmity with Iran's Islamic establishment and nation.
"There has been no sign of reduction in enmity of the US officials against Iran's Islamic establishment and nation because they (Americans) impudently threaten people and the Islamic establishment, while sending (relief) aid to the quake-stricken regions," said Ayatollah Khamenei in an address to a group of people and officials.
Addressing the audience on the anniversary of the historical uprising of a group of clerics in holy city of Qom against former monarchical regime, the Iranian leader insisted that humanitarian relief aid has nothing to do with relations between the two countries.
According to IRIB website, Khamenei said that "with through such measures the Iranian people would never forget the constant and strong hostility of the arrogant regime of the US towards them and their national interests."
Ayatollah Khamenei said the US should know that it must stop hatching plots and exerting different sorts of pressures on the Islamic system, stop opposing the interests of the Iranian people, cease supporting the usurper and criminal regime of Israel, halt doing injustice against the Iraqi and Afghan nations and discontinue blocking the financial and vital assets of Iran.
The Iranian nation, said Ayatollah Khamenei, is a distinguished nation that would not bow to any bullying. The Iranian nation will instead welcome those who deal with it peacefully and friendly, added the Iranian leader. (Albawaba.com)
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