A top Iranian cleric has taken a swipe at the United States for race discrimination practiced in the country, urging Washington to revisit its approach in dealing with people of color.
“How longer are you (the US) going to continue this racial discrimination? How longer do we have to see persons of color gather in the streets and stage demonstrations [chanting] ‘don’t kill us’?’’ said Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahedi Kermani while addressing worshippers during weekly Friday Prayers in Tehran.
“It’s not good to confront the people of your country,” added the senior clergyman.
Earlier last month, US President Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States is suffering from racial discrimination amid protests over a jury decision not to indict an officer who killed an unarmed black American.
Angry protesters took to the streets across the United States after a jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.
Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani further lashed out at Washington for supporting the Tel Aviv regime in its atrocities against Palestinians.
“How longer does the US want to back the child-killing Israeli regime?” asked the cleric rhetorically.
He then blasted US statesmen for seeking to tarnish the image of Iran by distorting the realities.
“How longer do you want to keep telling so many lies about Iran and portray Iran as a sponsor of terrorism?” he said.
The US has time and again accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism. The Islamic Republic has been on the US State Department’s blacklist of state sponsors of terrorists for three decades.
By Press TV
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