A high ranking official representing Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently addressed the ongoing anti-racism demonstrations in the U.S., basking in the notion that U.S. demonstrators are now themselves chanting the traditionally Iranian mantra “Death to America!”
The remarks were made by Ayatollah Lotfollah Dezhkam, a representative for Khamenei in the Fars province, during a June 19 sermon.
“The entire world has seen with its very eyes that today, America cannot be the main decision-maker when it comes to strategic matters in the world. We are unequivocally informing the American administration, Republicans and Democrats alike: If you’ve shut your ears with cotton balls, remove them,” Dezhkam said, according to a translation provided by MEMRI.
“The sound of America being shattered and of its collapse, is being heard all over the world. The shout of the Iranian nation, which has been leading the fight against America for 40 years, is being heard from mouths of the Americans themselves: Death to America!” he added.
The crowd responded by chanting “Death to America!”