News ID: 269223
Published: 1251 GMT May 18, 2020

Leader: US will be expelled from Iraq, Syria

Leader: US will be expelled from Iraq, Syria

Ayatollah Khamenei to address Muslims on Quds Day

Political Desk

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the United States is hated in most parts of the world due to its support for terrorism and will be soon expelled from Iraq and Syria.

“Americans explicitly say ‘we have sent military forces to Syria, because there is oil [in that country]’. Of course, they will not be staying either in Iraq or Syria and must withdraw and will certainly be expelled", said Ayatollah Khamenei on Sunday night.

"Even the leaders of some of America's allies... abhor American statesmen and government, do not trust them and are indifferent toward them," he added during a video conference meeting with university students.

He noted that part of the existing hatred for the United States emanates from the behavior of its current officials, including its president and its “talkative, illogical, and nonsensical” secretary of state.

The Leader said Americans’ actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria had led them to being hated.

Ayatollah Khamenei said this was due to "warmongering, helping notorious governments, training terrorists, unconditional support for the Zionist regime [of Israel's] increasing oppression and their recent awful management of the coronavirus" pandemic.

Like many parts of the world, Iran is set to mark the International Quds Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan with a special event in Tehran and rallies in other cities.

Ayatollah Khamenei will give a televised speech, honoring Palestinian resistance against Israel’s decades of occupation.      

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader touched on the country's current situation from three different viewpoints, saying, "The Islamic Republic is currently engaged in a major struggle against the oppression and arrogance front."

"The country enjoys a very high potential for confrontation [with the oppression and arrogance front] and past experience with different issues shows this to us," he explained.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the victory of the Islamic Revolution has “institutionalized a sense of power and dignity in our country and people.”

“Of course, the enemy is looking for an opportunity to strip us or our sense of national self-confidence,” the Leader warned.

Press TV, AFP and Reuters contributed to this story






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