1 November 2023

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei posited that “if it were not for the support of the U.S. and its arms support, the corrupt, fake, and fictitious Zionist government [ie, Israel] would have collapsed that very first week. Thus, the atrocities in Gaza today by the Zionists have in fact been created with the support of and at the hands of the U.S.”. The same day, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian warned that “if there is no immediate stop to the war and the continuation of joint attacks by the U.S. and Israel against civilians, the consequences will be severe, and the warmongers will definitely not be able to bear the consequences”.

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