Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei rebuked crimes against humanity in Yemen and Palestine, saying that the ultimate victory will finally be in the hands of Yemenis and Palestinians.
The Leader made the remarks during a meeting on Sunday with heads of government branches, a group of government officials, ambassadors of Islamic countries and participants in the 32nd International Conference on Islamic Unity currently underway in Tehran.
“Why do the rulers of some Islamic countries support such crimes [by the US] in Palestine and Yemen? They should know that the victory will be finally for Yemeni and Palestinian people,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Impoverished Yemen has been wrecked by violence since 2015, when Saudi Arabia, the United States and their allies launched a devastating air campaign against the Arab country. Ongoing violence in Yemen has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, prompting the UN to describe the situation as one of “the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times”.
The Leader went on to say that “today, some regional countries follow the principles of the US and its tyranny, instead of God’s rules, while the US, in return, humiliates them.”
He advised them to “grasp to the principles of Islam,” instead, stressing that the US’ principles and tyranny will finally be of no help for them.
Ayatollah Khamenei also adressed the oppressed people of the war-torn countries, saying “resistance is the only way to win the war against tyranny.”
The Leader then stressed the significance of uniting around the light of Prophet Muhammad to overcome challenges in the world and among Muslim, saying: At a time when the world was immersed in the darkness of ignorance and deceit, God bestowed upon the entire mankind the light of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Today too, if we follow this light, it will lead us to prosperity and salvation. If humanity achieves the maturity to accept the prophet’s invitation, all of its calamity will be resolved. Today, as a result of the oppression practiced by the domineering powers, the world is in darkness like that day. Today, humanity is encountered with afflictions; this is not only the case in the Muslim World; rather countries that are apparently developed, are also suffering from afflictions. Islam can fulfill all these needs.
The Leader of the Revolution pointed to the obsession of the government of the United States with the South West Asian region and its concern regarding the rise of Islam and held “The US is obsessed about our region because the nations of our region incline to Islam. Wherever Islam has come to power, Arrogant Powers have been slapped in the face.”
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the resistance that exists in the region against the domineering, imperialist powers and stated “there is a movement of resistance against oppression in the world, and this resistance relies on the name of God and Islam.”
He assured Muslims that with the power of Islamic awakening, the enemies will be defeated in the region. “Wherever Islam has conquered the hearts of the people, the Front of Arrogance has been repelled. I strongly hold that the Arrogance will be slapped in the face, once again, by the Islamic awakening in our region. I advise Muslim nations to strengthen the movement of Islamic awakening as much as possible; for by strengthening the Islamic awakening, the region will be saved.”
Ayatollah Khamenei invited heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers and said “I recommend the rulers of the Islamic countries to turn their attention to the rule of Islam; the rule of the US and the tyrannical system will not serve them. Today, some of the countries of our region follow the US, rather than the rule of Allah. The US— acting as the arrogant power it is, on its Arrogance-derived instinct—humiliates them.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution slammed Saudi regime for giving into US President Trump’s humiliating blusters about them, asserting that “You have heard the ranting US president analogized the Saudi rulers to ‘milking cows’. If the Al-Saud is not offended by these insults, we do not care. However, this humiliation targets the people of that country and other Muslim nations as well.”
Ayatollah Khamenei criticized Muslim states that ally with the United States in matters concerning Palestine or Yemen, and stated “why should Muslim rulers side with the US in its criminal acts against Palestine and Yemen? These rulers must know that in the two fronts, victory will be for the people of Palestine and Yemen, and the US and its allies will be defeated.”
He referred to declining power of the US regime and the abating of the Zionist regime, adding that today, the US is clearly much weaker in our region, compared to ten years ago. The Zionist regime is evidently weaker. A few years ago, the Zionist regime fought against Lebanon’s Hezbollah for 33 days and was defeated. A couple of years later, it fought Palestinians for 22 days and was defeated. A while after that, it fought against the oppressed people of Gaza for 8 days and was finally defeated. In the confrontation erupting last week, the Zionist regime was once again defeated in just two days. This reveals the increased declining of the Zionist Regime.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution praised the strong resistance by the Yemeni people in the face of atrocities by the Saudi regime, backed by the United States and held that the people of Yemen are undergoing the most severe tortures on the part of the Saudi regime, supported by the US Nevertheless, the people of Yemen and Ansar-Allah will be victorious. Those nations that rely on God and resist, will be assisted by God: this is a divine tradition.
Ayatollah Khamenei described resistance as the only way forward to victory over enemies, adding that “the only solution is resistance, and what has frightened the U.S. and its allies today is the resistance of the Muslim nations—which will soon bear fruit.”
He glorified Iranian people’s resistance in the face of animosities by the US and other major powers as an example of resistance being the only way to defeat the enemies and attain prosperity. He went on to say “the Iranian nation has been resisting for forty years. We were a fragile and small sapling at first, and we resisted thanks to blessings of the name of the prophet (PBUH) and the leadership of Imam Khomeini. We endured many hardships on this path and have had many martyrs. But, today the Iranian nation is a strong tree. Today the US and the Zionist Regime won’t dare to threaten the Iranian nation. Their threats and animosity have been defeated so far, and will be defeated in the future; the sanctions will also be defeated thanks to the resistance.”