US presence in West Asia cause of destruction in region: Ayatollah Khamenei

MNA – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US’ illegal presence in West Asia is the main cause of destruction in the region.

“We consider the US’ presence in West Asia as a harm to the regional nations and the cause of destructions and underdevelopment of the countries,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday, in a message on the occasion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The Leader called for unity among the Muslim nations against the criminal acts of the US and Israeli regime, stressing the need to “assist Palestine, Yemen and all the oppressed Muslims in the world.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei condemned the US government’s brutal actions against its people, voicing support for the popular movement in the US against racial prejudice.

He expressed the Islamic Republic’s firm stance on the ongoing developments in the US and the anti-racism movements.