(Worthy News) - A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, "We Will Trample Upon America," according to photos released by Iran's state-controlled media.
Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week.
A Persian-language message on the podium declared, "We will trample upon America" while the English phrase "We Defeat the United States" can be seen underneath. [ Source ]
Iran Dictator Calls for Muslim World to Unite and Destroy Israel, says USA Created ISIS
"If the Islamic Ummah were united and relied on their own commonalities, they would certainly be a unique power in the international political scene but big powers have imposed such divisions on the Islamic Ummah to pursue their own interests and safeguard the Zionist regime [of Israel]," Khamenei said in remarks to commemorate the end of Ramadan.
"The Americans dub the Lebanese resistance as terrorist and regard Iran as a supporter of terrorism because of its support for the Lebanese Hezbollah, while the Americans, themselves, are real terrorists," Khamenei said. Hezbollah was originally created by Tehran's first "Supreme Leader" with the mission to "turn Lebanon to a graveyard for Jews," according to its leader, Hassan Nasrallah.
The Iranian dictator claimed that al-Qaeda and the Islamic State terror group were created by the United States, according to Iran's state-controlled media. The U.S. "have created al-Qaeda and Daesh [ISIL]" and "support the wicked Zionists [Israel]," he said. [ Source ]
John Kerry calls Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments after Iran nuclear deal 'very disturbing'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is making "very disturbing" comments just one week after it reached a nuclear deal with world powers.
The Iranian leader's weekend assertion that U.S. hopes for the region were "180 degrees" from his own prompted Mr. Kerry to tell Al Arabiya television, "I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy,” Reuters reported. "But I do know that often comments are made publicly, and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it's very disturbing, it's very troubling." [ Source ]