Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supremer Leader, launched a scathing attack on the United States at a meeting with thousands of people for the commemoration of the deadly uprising of Jan. 9, 1978, news agency IRNA reports.
On his Twitter account, where his speech was transcribed, Khamenei wrote, “The enemies think that they imposed sanctions, and Iran had to negotiate. No! This is not true! We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we deem it proper, we would negotiate with this Satan to deter its evil.”
The leader of the Iranian revolution also criticized the U.S. record on human rights, saying it “has no right to talk about human rights! U.S. government is the biggest violator of human rights in the world.” He cited drone attacks and American support of Zionists for the “disorder” in Palestine and Gaza.
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