Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday accused the United States of seeking to destroy Islamic civilization, and said that Obama administration officials who claim empathy for Islam are lying hypocrites, the semi-state Fars news agency reported.
The US-led plots must be met with “vigilance” and “resistance,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a fierce attack on America policies and attitudes.
Warning of an ostensible US plot to destroy millennia of Islamic civilization, Khamenei said Islam’s enemies sought to create “divisions among Muslims.”
Speaking to Muslim scholars, ambassadors and political figures at an international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Khamenei asserted: “The present US officials are against the principles of Islam.”
Reported Fars: “The Supreme Leader noted that the statements of the current US officials who claim to be in agreement with Islam are untrue and show their hypocrisy.” Despite their statements to the contrary, it quoted Khamenei saying, they are bent on “fomenting differences among Muslims.”