U.S. Suffering Moral , Civil Decline
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei yesterday said the United States has fallen into substantial decline and Washington’s regime will not live long.
The Leader in a televised speech on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday anniversary yesterday, said the White House itself has admitted that the U.S. is nosediving.
“To be fair, the U.S. regime has gone into a dramatic political, civil and moral decline. What I’m saying is not an analysis. It is something that they themselves are saying,” the Leader said.
“This is the word of their own spokespeople as well as authors and thinkers inside the United States,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“Over the past several years, they have written a number of books which have been published in high circulation inside the U.S.,” he noted.
“These books shed light on some facts,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said one of these books, which has been translated into Persian, is full of evidence indicative of the “decline of the U.S. political system due to moves by the U.S. president.’
“Such an empire won’t last long,” the Leader stressed.
“It is obvious that when a regime gets to this point, it will not last long and will explode,” he said.
Anti-Islam Stances Show Wicked Nature of Western Civilization
He once again lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron for supporting the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Ayatollah Khamenei said “some rulers suffered humiliation by insulting the Prophet” whose cartoons were published by the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
“Backing cultural savagery and the criminal act of a caricaturist is another side of the coin of support for MKO terrorists and [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam [Hussein],” said the Leader.
“The Islamic community’s anger and protest at this event indicates that the Muslim world is alive,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader noted a lesson should be learned from this development.
“The French government links the event to human rights and freedom of expression. This is the same policy that is associated with the world’s most violent terrorists, i.e., terrorists who [in the past] killed our president, judiciary chief, prime minister and a number of officials as well as 17 thousand people in our country,” the Leader noted, referring to the MKO terrorist group.
He said France is one of the governments which helped Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein during the eight-year Iraqi-imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.
“They claim they favor freedom and human rights and the like,” said the Leader.
“The Quran and the Prophet Muhammad have been insulted several times so far. They cannot besmirch the Prophet Muhammad’s dignity and honor at all. Such move show the wicked nature of the West’s civilization,” he added.
Noting that presidential rivals are accusing each other of extensive fraud in the election, he said the U.S. political system is suffering a serious decline. He also said that Iran enjoys calculated policies that will not change with a change in U.S. Government. “No matter who wins the U.S. elections, it won’t affect our policy toward the U.S. Some people talk about what will happen if this or that one is elected. Yes, certain events may happen but they don’t concern us. Our policy is calculated and clear.”
“The U.S. regime suffers from severe political, civil, and moral deviations. This is what their own analysts say. Such a regime won’t last long. Of course, if certain people hold office, they speed up its destruction, while with others it may take a little longer.”
Highlighting the need to focus on domestic capabilities to boost the country’s economy, he noted that the economy should not be tied to the developments of another country and the solution to problems is not outside the country.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei called for an immediate end to the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. He noted that Azerbaijan is ‘entitled’ to liberate its occupied territories while highlighting that the security of Armenians living in the region should be ensured.
Terrorists should not be stationed near Iranian borders and that if Iran feels a threat, it will adopt a decisive response, he warned.
“The war between our neighbors, Azerbaijan and Armenia, is a bitter event and must end as soon as possible. Of course, Azerbaijani land seized by Armenia should be freed and the safety of its Armenian residents must be secured. If terrorists approach the Iranian border, they’ll be dealt with severely.”
The Leader who was delivering his speech on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversaries of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the sixth Imam of Shias, Imam Jafar al- Sadiq (AS), stated: “The entire humanity has been addressed by the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). One can say that more than any other time in history, humanity is undergoing immense suffering. Inequalities, warmongering, extremist materialism are more prevalent in the world today. These days, they use science and technology in order to exercise these satanic powers.”
He emphasized: “The U.S. is the very Pharaoh and the tyrant of our time.”