Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has responded to recent comments by US President Donald Trump, saying, “The new US president says Iran should thank Obama! Why?! Should we thank him for creating ISIS, the ongoing wars in Iraq and Syria, or the blatant support for the 2009 sedition in Iran? He was the president who imposed paralyzing sanctions on the Iranian nation; of course, he did not achieve what he desired. No enemy can ever paralyze the Iranian nation.”
Khamenei made the comments on Tuesday at a meeting celebrating the anniversary of the commanders of the Army Air Force’s allegiance with Imam Khomeini (Homafaran Allegiance), formed February 8, 1979.
Ayatollah Khamenei further expanded on Trump’s recent comment which involved ‘putting Iran on notice’.
“Trump says fear me! No. The Iranian nation will respond to your comments with a demonstration on the 10th of February: they will show others what kind of stance the nation of Iran takes when threatened,” Khamenei said.
“We actually thank this new president [Trump]! We thank him, because he made it easier for us to reveal the real face of the United States,” Khamenei said, adding, “What we have been saying, for over thirty years, about political, economic, moral, and social corruption within the US ruling establishment, he came out and exposed during the election campaigns and after the elections. Now, with everything he is doing—handcuffing a child as young as five at an airport—he is showing the reality of American human rights.”
Ayatollah Khamenei reminded the audience that, “The incident of the February 8, 1979 was unexpected for the regime and a blessing from God we were not counting upon. An unexpected provision should be hoped for in anything that the believing front does: it is true that logical and material calculations are necessary, but sometimes we should open up to counting on the supernatural too.”
He further added, “Such a blessing is achieved through endeavor and wisdom, accompanied by hope and trust in God; however, if we use wisdom and prudence along with trusting the Satan, the result will be a mirage. In any matter, including diplomacy and the country’s problems it is true that trusting demons and the materialistic power, which oppose your essence, leads to a mirage.”