Supreme Leader: US, Britain, Israel, plutocrats main enemies of Iran

FNA- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of London’s provocative acts in the region against Tehran, and said the US, Britain, the Zionists and plutocrats are the main enemies of Iran.

“The US, Britain, the international plutocrats and the Zionists are the main enemies of the independent and progressive Iran,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Sunday, addressing a large gathering of the Iranian people from the Central city of Qom.

Warning that Britain has returned to the region again to meet its interests by means of the regional countries, he said, “Therefore, although it is a real threat itself, it claims that Iran is a threat.”

“Also, the British circles are plotting and making decision for the regional states and Iran and one of their goals is disintegration of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya and they pursue the same goal in Iran too but don’t speak about it because they are strongly afraid of the country’s public opinion,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

“In their own opinion, the British are plotting to impose limitations and sanctions (against Iran) during the post-nuclear deal era and train and arm the local people in the region, including Iran, to fight against the Islamic Republic and the nation,” he warned.

Parts of the leader’s remarks alluded to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to the region which was aimed at creating rift between Iran and the Persian Gulf Arab states.

She also made remarks against Iran’s role in the region in a meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) in Bahrain.

After her comments, Ayatollah Khamenei said the UK’s policies and measures in the past two centuries have been a source of evil and threat to the nations in the region.

“For over two centuries the United Kingdom has served as a source of evil and squalor for nations in our region,” he said the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) last month.

Addressing a number of senior officials and diplomatic representatives of Muslim countries as well as participants of an international unity conference in Tehran, Ayatollah Khemenei pointed to the British government’s divisive bids in India, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq, and said, “Now, British official (May) shamelessly claims that Iran is a threat to the region.

Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, called for unity among Muslims against the plots hatched by Israel and the US.

“The unity is the only solution to extricate Muslims from their sufferings which are being caused by the US and the Zionists,” the Supreme Leader said.

“Should we unite and proceed toward Islamic goals in a united manner, then the US and the malignant, nefarious Zionist nexus can no longer hold nations in their clutches,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that today the Muslim world is facing great tribulations, the way out of which is Islamic unity.

“Today, Muslim killings are taking place from Myanmar to Africa; some are being killed at the hands of Boko Haram, others by Buddhists,” he added.

The Supreme Leader said that there are two volitions at contrast with each other in the region; the will for unity and the will for schism, adding, “Should unity transpire, the situation will not be as it is today and Muslims will earn esteem.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said the British version of Shiite Islam and the American version of Sunni Islam, which pit Muslims against one another, are “two blades of the same pair of scissors.”

“The British policy of divide and rule is seriously being pursued by the enemies of Islam,” the Supreme Leader added.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the global Muslim unity, the most important type of readiness needed by the Muslim world, would abort the conspiracy to consign the issue of Palestine to oblivion.

The Supreme Leader also said that the arrogance increased its anti-Islam efforts after the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution because it is afraid of the establishment and continued existence of a powerful and model Islamic establishment.