Mike Pompeo calls Khamenei “hypocritical holy man”
On Sunday, July 22th the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Iran’s supreme leaders Ali Khamenei as “hypocritical holy man” and described the Iranian officials as “the mafia more than a government” said: ” They are more interested in lining their pockets and spreading hardline views abroad than helping out their own cash-strapped citizens.”
Pompeo in supporting Iranian voices at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Los Angeles condemned the violation of human rights in Iran, clausal stealing by the Iranian authorities, exporting terrorism and an attempt to bomb an Iranian opposition gathering in France.
“The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government,” Pompeo said during his speech.
Rouhani as wolves in sheep’s clothing
Pompeo described so-called Iran’s Moderates party as wolves in sheep’s clothing, adding:
“Some believe that President Rouhani and foreign minister Zarif are moderated. The truth is, they are merely polished front men for the Ayatollah’s international con-artistry. Their nuclear deal didn’t make them moderates, it made them wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
US Secretary of State emphasizes US support of the ongoing protests inside Iran
Pompeo offered support for the anti-government protesters that have been rallying across the country in recent months and said:
“Since December Iranians have been taking to the streets in the most enduring and forceful protests since 1979. Some shout the slogan “the people are impoverished while the Mullahs live like Gods!” while others choose to shut down the Grand Bazaar in Tehran.”
“The specific grievances do differ but all those voicing dissatisfaction share one thing; they have been ill-treated by a revolutionary regime. Iranians want to be governed with dignity, accountability, and respect.”
Last January the regime welcomed the New Year with the arrest of 5000 of its own people; they were peacefully calling for a better life. Hundreds reportedly remain behind bars and several are dead at the hands of its own government; the leaders cynically call it suicide.