Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic has no reason to be thankful to the former US President Barack Obama as “he is responsible for sanctions against Iran.”
“That was Obama who brought the crippling sanctions onto Iran, so why should we be thankful to him,” Khamenei’s official website quoted him as saying Feb. 7.
He made the remarks during a meeting with a group of the Islamic Republic’s Air Force commanders and staff on the occasion of National Air Force Day in Iran.
Khamenei said Obama failed to achieve his “intention” on Iran, adding that no enemy can paralyze the Iranian nation.
He further said the US “stands behind” of creation of Daesh (aka “Islamic State”, ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group, the wars in Iraq and Syria as well as sedition in Iran.
“The new US President Donald Trump says ‘be afraid of me’,” Khamenei said, adding that Iranians will respond to his threats at the rally for anniversary of victory of Islamic Revolution on Feb. 10.
Khamenei also said the Islamic Republic is thankful to Trump for showing the “real face of the United States.”
“Trump has made clear what we were saying for over 30 years about political, economic, ethical and social corruption in US administration,” the Iranian leader said.
“A 5-year-old boy is handcuffed in the US,” Khamenei said, adding that Trump actually shows the realities of the US and the American understanding of human rights by his recent measures.
Last month a five-year-old boy in the US was reportedly handcuffed and held in custody for five hours because he may have been “a threat to America”.
The boy, reportedly a US citizen with an Iranian mother, was one of more than 100 people detained following President Donald Trump’s immigration order.