Iran Leader: US ‘definite accomplice’ in Israeli crimes against Palestinians
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the United States is a "definite accomplice" in the Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
He made the remarks during a meeting with members of the Lorestan Province’s Martyrs Commemoration Congress on Wednesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said the US somehow manages the crimes being committed against Palestinians in Gaza.
“The presence of the heads of oppressive and villain states in the occupied territories shows their concern about the disintegration of the Zionist regime,” the Leader added, referring to Western leaders' trips to the Israeli-occupied territories to reaffirm their support for the regime.
“Islamic governments should not be passive in the face of criminals. Victory certainly belongs to Palestine.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also said that Gaza is now “the scene of innocence on the one hand and strength on the other hand.”
He described as “decisive” and “irreparable” the blow dealt to the usurping entity by Palestinian fighters in their October 7 raid, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm.
“Yes, the people of Gaza are really oppressed, and this ruthless and bloodthirsty enemy, the usurping terrorist regime, knows no boundaries to crimes. It kills a thousand people in one bombardment,” the Leader asserted.
He added, “In this case, the United States is a definite accomplice of the criminals. That is, the US hands have been polluted up to the arms with the blood of the oppressed, the children, the patients, the women, etc. In fact, [the US] is somehow managing the crimes being committed in Gaza.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said the “injured” and “worn-out” Israeli regime is taking revenge against the people of Gaza for the decisive blow it received from Palestinian fighters.
“Undoubtedly, however, all these cruelty and crimes will ultimately lead nowhere, and victory belongs to the Palestinian nation in this [battle] and the future [battles], despite all the support of the world’s villains and the Americans’ definite accomplice in the Zionists’ crimes,” he emphasized.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the leaders of the US, Britain, France and Germany pay solidarity visits to the occupied territories and provide Israel with bombs and other weapons in a bid to rescue the regime.
The extent and depth of repeated Israeli crimes, he noted, shook the public conscience in America, Europe, Muslim countries and other regions of the world.
“The self-proclaimed advocates of freedom and human rights in Europe have banned pro-Palestine demonstrations, but people come to the streets in defiance of these bans and shout their anger, fury, and distress of conscience,” he said.
“No one will be able to stop the reaction of nations against the Zionists’ brutalities.”