Iran’s Khamenei slams ‘criminal Zionist network’ as Iranian Jews plead with Obama

( Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his annual address to Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage, identifying Iran’s “main enemy” as the “criminal Zionist network.”    

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Khamenei said that Syria “has come under the attack of arrogant powers and their regional agents because of supporting anti-Zionist orientations” and that these powers, “headed by the USA, conceal their true character with the help of comprehensive and advanced propaganda tools,” Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Meanwhile, Iranian Jews sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama stating that he has an “unrepeatable” chance to resolve the dispute with Iran over its nuclear program. If the U.S. doesn’t seize this chance, “it will be in the benefit of those who are against the normalization of ties between Iran and the US,” read the letter, signed by Tehran’s Jewish community leader Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abady, according to AFP.

Posted on October 14, 2013 .