Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that the US should not be seen as a ‘unruly’ power amid rising geopolitical tensions between the world’s East and West. .
Ayatollah Khameni, who appeared before a group of students on National Day to Combat International Arrogance, the nation’s name to commemorate the day Iran occupied the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, said that the modern United States ” very vulnerable,” he said. Iran is no longer the world’s dominant power, Iranian state television reported.
The comments are essentially a “proxy in Ukraine” between NATO allied forces in the West and Russia, which is now allied with countries like China in the East, and the current Iranian regime that supplies it. Coming in what is becoming a ‘war’. with weapons.
In October, the Ukrainian military reported finding Iran-made “Kamikaze” drones deployed in Russian airstrikes against civilian targets in the country. A citizen remains in an Iranian prison on espionage charges after criticizing the current regime.
Tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate even after the end of the nuclear weapons deal between the two countries at the end of the Obama administration. A new deal remains elusive as Tehran and the Kremlin become increasingly intertwined after former President Donald Trump ordered the killing of the country’s top commander, Qassem Soleimani, in 2020.
“It’s not on our agenda,” US special envoy for Iran Rob Murray said when he attended the Carnegie Endowment on Monday about a future deal. “We are not going to focus on the inert when other things are going on…and we are not going to waste time on that…I took the position that Iran took. case.
Some fear further escalations are coming. On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Saudi Arabia had shared information suggesting Iran may be preparing an imminent attack on the kingdom.
“We are concerned about the threat landscape and are in constant communication with the Saudis through our military and intelligence services,” the National Security Council said in a statement on Wednesday. “We will not hesitate to act to protect our interests and our partners in the region.”
Khameini’s comments also focused on the legacy of US intervention in Iran, highlighting the situation in which the embassy was under siege for more than 14 months during a time of unrest in the country in the late 1970s. .
At the time, supporters of the Iranian revolution, who sought to overthrow the country’s US-backed authoritarian ruler, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, stormed the US embassy in Tehran and seized the throne. demanded his return to his country to defend countless transgressions. .
The US has also sought to destabilize the newly installed government under hardline ruler Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as evidenced by leaked documents cataloged by George Washington University. It was also claimed that
As nationwide protests against the government rage on, Khameni has accused the United States and Israel of “cheating” the country’s youth, with both countries supporting an armed terrorist group to kill a 22-year-old woman. They were called the ‘moral police’ for violating the country’s law requiring women to wear head scarves.
As the protests continue, some are urging the West to denounce the regime more forcefully. On Wednesday, the US became her second country, after Canada, to announce its support for a resolution to exclude Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
“Given Iran’s brutal crackdown on women and girls peacefully protesting for their rights, Iran is ineligible to serve on this commission,” Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement after the announcement. said. “To protesters: we see you and we hear you.”
Newsweek I have reached out to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.