Iran's Leader Sees Current Conditions in Region as Manifestation of US Greater Middle-East Plan

Alalamalislami: Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei voiced concern over the exacerbation of security situation in the region, and said the Greater Middle-East plan that the US and Israel spoke of a few years ago is what we see today.

"The current events in the region have revealed what Americans meant by the new Middle-East (plan)," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Iranian officials responsible for holding the February parliamentary election, in Tehran on Wednesday.

"Their new Middle-East is actually the Middle-East of war, terrorism, prejudice and fanaticism and filled with sectarian and internal conflicts," he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Iranian and regional officials to pay attention to the US behavior and performance in the region to see Washington's real face.

In a similar message to the hajj pilgrims in September, Ayatollah Khamenei called on them to understand the real plights of the Muslims, and took the US and its allies responsible for the ongoing painful events in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia.

"Today, the evil policies of the US in this region which have resulted in war, bloodshed, destruction and displacement as well as poverty, backwardness and sectarian and religious rifts, on one hand, and the Zionist regime's crimes whose usurper attitude has reached the utmost degree of cruelty and filth and its repeated insult to the sanctuary of al-Aqsa mosque and trampling the lives and properties of the oppressed Palestinians, on the other hand, are the first problems of all of you the Muslims about which you should think and understand your divine responsibility," Ayatollah Khamenei said in his message at the time.

He also addressed the Muslim scholars, clerics and politicians, and advised them to understand the big pain of Islam and find a way to sooth it instead of igniting the fire of religious rift and passiveness against the enemies.

"The painful events in the region, including Iraq, the Levant (Syria and its surrounding), Yemen and Bahrain, the West Bank, Gaza and certain other Asian and African states are the big problems of the Islamic Ummah that the fingertips of the world arrogance (the US and its allies) should be seen in them and their remedies should be found," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

He said that the Muslim nations should ask their governments to fulfill their heavy responsibility in this regard.

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