Ayatollah Khamenei made the comments on Thursday in Tehran during a meeting with Iran’s Air Force personnel on the anniversary of the commanders of the Army Air Force’s historical allegiance with Imam Khomeini in February 8, 1979.
Pointing out that justice must be pursued on an international level, Ayatollah Khamenei stated “The oppression arising from entities of arrogance must be revealed. Today, the most oppressive and cruel system among the world is the US government. You’ve witnessed the brutality of ISIS. The US is worse than ISIS. The US government is the system that created ISIS and the like. It facilitated their attacks and initiated these crimes.”
The US Created ISIS
Reminding the audience that the establishment of ISIS by the US has been admitted by American officials, the supreme leader added “During his presidential campaign, the current US president mentioned that the creation of ISIS was a move on behalf of the Democrats; and he was right. Evidence and documents prove it.
“They themselves created ISIS, strengthened them, and provided arms to them. It is probable that they themselves taught methods of torture to ISIS with former pawns like Blackwater and the like. Otherwise, how else would ISIS know these methods of gradual murder and waterboarding?”
World’s cruelest government advocates for human rights
Ayatollah Khamenei added “Although the US is the cruelest government, in their propaganda they advocate for the human rights, the oppressed, and endangered animals. Their oppression against Palestinians has been continuing for 70 years. Today, Yemen is bombarded, daily, by the allies endorsed by the US; and the US provides their weapons. Then, with the utmost impudence, they show some iron wreckage and say this is the missile provided to the Yemeni fighters via Iran: these are the unreasonable claims they make. The Yemeni fighters are barricaded (blocked); nothing can reach them.
Resistance, standing against oppression
Stating that the US has decided to uproot resistance in the Western Asia, Ayatollah Khamenei said “We stood firm, and said we won’t let you. Today, it’s obvious to everyone that the US wanted something and wasn’t able to achieve it, and when we wanted something we got it. One must stand against oppression.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei indicated that the enemy’s goal is to prevent the persistence and perseverance of the revolution, and asserted: “The enemy uses any means at its disposition to achieve its goal: from pseudo-scholars who provide funds to produce information against the fundamentals of the revolution to fake theoreticians, submissive writers, facilities of the cyberspace, and jesters: the enemy utilizes anything possible to increase the range of their audience.”
Additionally, bringing to light that several measures have been taken ever since the Islamic Revolution was created, Ayatollah Khamenei said “The enemy uses all measures within their grasp; they work hard; but, you can see during parades for commemorating the victory of the Islamic Revolution, on February 11, great numbers of people, from all parts of the country, attend parades during cold winters, come rain or snow.
Furthermore, Ayatollah Khamenei added that justice makes sense, both at local and the international level, in two dimensions of politics and economy. He noted “Of course, fighting against injustice is hard. Corruption is like the fictional seven-headed dragon. You cut one of its heads, it acts against you with its six other heads. Encountering those who benefit from corruption is extremely difficult. But, it is to be done.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further added “The people object oppression and discrimination. The people can tolerate many problems; of course, they cannot stand oppression and discrimination. The leader urged the heads of the three branches of government in Iran to take serious measures to resolve people’s grievances.