Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that President Donald Trump reveals the real face of the United States, stressing that no enemy can paralyze the Iranian people.
During a meeting with the personnel and commanders of the Army Air Force, Imam Khamenei said he was was grateful to Trump for revealing “the real face of America”.
“We are thankful to this gentleman… he showed the real face of America,” the Leader said.
“What we have said for more than 30 years — that there is political, economic, moral and social corruption in the ruling system of the US — this gentleman came and brought it out into the open in the election and after the election,” his eminence added.
Imam Khamenei referred to the case of a young Iranian boy who was pictured in handcuffs at a US airport following Trump’s ban on visas for seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.
“By what he does — handcuffing a five-year-old child — he shows the true meaning of American human rights,” the Leader said.
His eminence also responded to Trump’s tweet of February 3, when the US president said: “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President (Brack) Obama was to them.”
“The new president of the United States argues that we should be thankful to Obama,” the Leader said, wondering: “Shall we thank him for (creation) of ISIL (Takfiri group), the war in Iraq and Syria, and his blatant support for the 2009 sedition in Iran?”
It was Obama who imposed crippling sanctions against the Iranian people, but he failed to achieve what he wished for, said Imam Khamenei.
In this context, his eminence said that the Iranian people will respond to Trump’s threat on the anniversary victory day of the Islamic Revolution in February 11.