Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has slammed the US and its allies for carrying out terrorist attacks against Iranians in the past.
In a speech in the presence of the families of Iranian martyrs in Tehran on Saturday, the Leader said the shooting down of a passenger plane in 1988 was one of the acts of terror the US committed against Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said knowing one’s enemies is one of the crucial requirements of the current era and warned against attempts to whitewash the crimes of the enemies.
“Those who want to cover up the evil enmity of the US and some of its allies through media and propaganda ploys are in fact betraying the nation and state,” the Leader said.
“Through awareness of the extent of the enemy’s hostility, the Iranian nation should be prepared to confront and counter [its plots] in the soft war arena, such as in cultural, political and social spheres,” the Leader said.