Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran's decisions will not be affected by elections results in the US and President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, asserting that Washington's policies on Iran have always remained hostile, irrespective of the leadership.
Iran’s Oil Ministry has allegedly provided at least $2.2 billion in preliminary contracts to a subsidiary of the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order, a conglomerate that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls.
In what many people must have seen as an incredibly naive assessment, President Barack Obama said last August in his speech at American University that 'our best analysts expect the bulk of this revenue to go into spending that improves the economy and benefits the lives of the Iranian people.'
The US, Russia and other entities involved in striking the deal with Iran must realize that to bring about peace in the Middle East, the power of a regime that continues to stoke conflict in the region must be restricted, before it is too late.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was also quoted as saying that Western nations are capitalizing on the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims in order to sway global attention away from the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
While Lebanese banks are complying with US legislation that threatens to sanction international financial institutions that knowingly facilitate Hezbollah’s activities, Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah defiantly confirmed his terror organization is funded directly by Iran.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's top leader, ruled out any formal cooperation with the US against the Islamic State terror group, insisting that it would be a big mistake to trust the US and that it remains a prime enemy of Tehran, despite the controversial nuclear deal.