S. Leader Terms US Puppets in Region Traitors to Islam


Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei rapped certain regional states which help the US to implement its plots in the region, calling them as traitors to the Islamic Ummah.

“Those regional countries which implement the US policies are actually betraying the Islamic Ummah and paving the ground for the US influence,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the participants in the 33rd round of the International Quran Contests in Tehran on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, he underlined that the main reason for Iran’s might and power is the nation’s resistance against the US excessive demands, and said, “The reason for the powers’ fear from the Iranian nation and their different plots against the nations is its Islam-based might.”

“The enemy fears a mighty Islam and a brave Islam,” he added.

Noting that Iran’s sincere positions and performance is the main reason for the country’s influence among the Muslims and a cause of the Islamic Republic’s might, Ayatollah Khamenei said the arrogant powers’ promises and threats have not been able to fool and frighten the Iranian nation.

His remarks came after Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned the world states of the threat imposed by terrorist groups which are supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

“We believe that today the entire world is threatened by insecurity, instability and spread of horror resulted from acts of the Takfiri-Zionist terrorist groups which are supported by the US, Israel and certain regional countries, headed by Saudi Arabia,” General Dehqan said, addressing the 2016 Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in April.

He also downplayed the effectiveness of the so-called anti-terrorism coalitions by the terrorists’ supporters, saying they are not interested in serious and decisive battle against the terrorists and actually reinvigorate and recruit the terrorist groups under the disguise of humanitarian aid, truce, negotiations and deceptive slogans.

Dehqan underlined Iran’s assistance to the terrorism-hit countries, and said the country has paid the most costs to this end.

Iran has pioneered in helping the regional states’ fight against terrorism, specially Iraq and Syria, and has offered many regional and world states to cooperate in campaign against terrorist groups.