On the anniversary of the day of Muhammad’s (PBUH) appointment to prophethood (Eid al-Mab’ath), a group of government officials and Muslim states’ ambassadors to Iran met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution—this morning, April 14, 2018.
Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the attack on Syria launched by the United States, Britain and France, and asserted: This morning’s attack on Syria is a crime. I firmly declare that the U.S. president, the president of France, and the Prime Minister of Britain have committed a major crime. They will gain no benefit; just as they did not while in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, over the past years, committing the same criminal acts.
The Leader of the Revolution touched on the hypocrisy behind the U.S.’s scapegoat for bombarding Syria by stating: “Those who once supported ISIS, discreetly, claim to oppose them [ISIS] today and somehow defeated them: that is an apparent lie. U.S the played no role in defeating ISIS.”
Ayatollah Khamenei then pointed out additional statements of deceit, from the U.S. side, indicating, “In his speech, a few hours ago, the US president said they could defeat ISIS in Syria: another shameless and obvious lie!”
Furthermore, he informed the audience of the truth of U.S.’s relationship with ISIS: “They, where they thought it was necessary, entered and helped [ISIS]. When the main elements of ISIS were encircled, they saved them. Even before that, they were involved in creating ISIS.”
The Leader of the Revolution reminded the Iranian officials of the U.S.A’s manipulation of other countries and their failed plot, stating: “Using the Saudis’ and their allies’ money, they could create these vile creatures that would attack the nations of Iraq and Syria. However, the resistance against the US and its agents could save these two countries: the outcome will be the same in the future.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further elaborated on U.S.A.’s failure in the Middle East, warning them that failure would occur again if they tried to invade the region. He said, “Just a few days ago, the US president announced that they’ve spent seven trillion in Western Asia—or the Middle-East as he called it—and they [U.S.] gained no profit. He is right: they didn’t gain a thing. The US must know, from now on, no matter how much they spend or how much they endeavour, they will gain nothing from this region!”
He added: “In different regions of the world, Muslims are under intense pressure: they [USA] support and help the oppressors of Muslims. They are indifferent toward the troubles and pains inflicted on Muslim nations. The USA also supported the cruel dictator Saddam [Hussain]. Thousands of people from Iran and Iraq were killed or injured by the chemical weapons used by Saddam. They [USA] are not always against chemical weapons [as they claim]: however, they get involved due to their own arrogant aims, with the excuse of countering dictatorship; nevertheless, they operate as one international dictator.
The Leader of the Revolution then reminded his audience, “Well, dictators will never succeed; they will certainly be defeated.”
Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: “We should be aware in face of these events and vigilant: Muslim nations, countries, governments should gain experience. They want to damage the Islamic Ummah. Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan are not the only targets: the main target is the presence of Islam in this region; they want to damage this. Islamic countries must understand this; Islamic governments should not act in favour of the goals of the US and some other invasive Western countries.”