Islamic Republic of Iran

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Ali Khamenei, March 21, 2015

“Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure. They insist on putting pressure on our dear people’s economy. What is their goal? Their goal is to put the people against the system. The politics of America is to create insecurity.” “Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal,” Times of Israel, March 21, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/khamenei-calls-death-to-america-as-kerry-hails-progress-on-nuke-deal/.

Ali Khamenei, January 9, 2015

Implying that the U.S. is behind the creation of ISIS: “Enemy spy services are behind the efforts to sow disunity among Muslims… A Shia version connected to the British spy agency—the MI6—and a Sunni version, which is the mercenary of the CIA, are both fake and working against Islam.”Milad Fashtami, “Iran leader warns against division among Muslims,” January 9, 2015, Trend, http://en.trend.az/iran/politics/2351409.html.

Ali Khamenei, October 16, 2014

“Fighting the Zionist regime (Israel) is a war of destiny.”“Leader Urges Palestinian Resistance Groups to Enhance Defense Capabilities,” Fars News Agency, October 16, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930724000739.

Ali Khamenei, October 13, 2014

“America, Zionism, and especially the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain - have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shi'ites.”Michelle Moghtader, “Khamenei Blames United States, ‘Wicked’ Britain, for Creating Islamic State,” Reuters, October 13, 2014, 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-mideast-crisis-khamenei-idUSKCN0I217220141013.

Ali Khamenei, October 13, 2014

“[America, Britain, and Zionism] created Al Qaeda and Da’esh in order to create divisions and to fight against the Islamic Republic, but today, they have turned on them (Islamic State).”Michelle Moghtader, “Khamenei Blames United States, ‘Wicked’ Britain, for Creating Islamic State,” Reuters, October 13, 2014, 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-mideast-crisis-khamenei-idUSKCN0I217220141013.

Ali Khamenei, September 4, 2014

“Although, the Western countries, particularly the US, claim that they have nothing to do with these groups (al-Qaeda and ISIL), there is ample evidence suggesting that these movements have been fabricated by Western powers and their regional elements.” “Leader: Al-Qaeda, ISIL Created by West, Regional Proxies,” Tasnim News Agency, September 4, 2014, http://www.tasnimnews.com/English/Home/Single/487971.

Ali Khamenei, August 13, 2014

“Nuclear negotiations have been "another valuable experience for everyone to know that being in touch with Americans and talking to them is useless and has absolutely no effect on decreasing their enmity.”Ramin Mostaghim, “Iran's supreme leader Khamenei: Nuclear talks with U.S. are 'useless',” LA Times, August 13, 2014, http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-iran-khamenei-nuclear-talks-20140813-story.html.

Ali Khamenei, August 13, 2014

“Relations with the US and negotiating with that country, except in specific cases, will have no benefit to the Islamic Republic, but rather will be harmful.” “Leader Refutes Iran-US Interaction,” Tasnim News Agency, August 13, 2014, http://www.tasnimnews.com/English/Home/Single/460538.

Ali Khamenei, July 24, 2014

“The armed resistance by the Palestinians is the only way to confront Israel.”“Supreme Leader: Palestinians Need to Continue Armed Resistance Against Israel,” Fars News Agency, July 24, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930502001016.

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