Speaking to a group of people on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said “a triangle was behind the recent developments in Iran.”
“This is not a matter of today or yesterday, it was organized, and there is evidence to prove it,” the Leader added.
“The plot was hatched by Americans and Zionists. They have been plotting for several months. According to their plot, they wanted to start [the riots] in small towns and move on towards the central areas,” he added.
“The money [for this project] was provided by one of the stinking-rich governments around the Persian Gulf,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted, apparently reffering to Saudi Arabia.
“The implementation of such plots is costly. Americans would never pay for it as long as they [Saudis] are around,” he noted.
“The third side of the triangle was the criminal organization of MKO, which served as the flunkey in these riots,” the Leader noted.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the MKO terrorists had prepared themselves for the riots since several months ago. “The MKO media admitted during the days of riots that they were in contact with the Americans.”
The Leader said those behind the riots tried to entice people to pour into streets using the attractive slogan of “No to Price Hikes”.
“This is a slogan that everyone would like it. They wanted to attract a group of people using such slogans, and then enter the riots themselves to pursue their inauspicious goals,” he added.
However, the Leaded added, the people distanced themselves from the rioters as soon as they found what goals they were pursuing.
US Outraged by Its Defeat, Talking Nonsense
The Leader further noted that the US is extremely angry with the leader, nation, government, and revolution of Iran, because it has been defeated by the nation’s “great move”.
“Now the American officials have started talking nonsense. The US president says the Iranian government is afraid of its people; No! The government has been created by these people, and relies on them. Why should it be afraid of them?”
“He [Trump] also says the Iranian government is afraid of the US power: if we are afraid of you, how come we kicked you Americans out of our country in the 1970s and out of the entire Middle East in the 2010s?”
Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that the US will have to pay the price for the damages it caused to Iran during the days of riot.
“Although he does not seem to be a balanced man, the guy who is in power in the US should know that his insanity shows will not remain unanswered,” he added.
“And those outside and inside the country who like to visit Americans should know the Establishment is standing still and will resolve all the weaknesses and problems,” the Leader noted.