Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the country’s long-lasting policy toward the ‘arrogant’ government of the United Stated is more likely to be maintained in spite of the historic nuclear deal signed last Tuesday.
Speaking in a televised speech addressed to the Iranian nations, Khamenei added that US policies in the Middle East are in conflict with Iran’s, vowing to continue supporting the country’s allies in the region, mainly the Syrian government, Lebanese resistance Hezbollah and the Palestinian resistance.
The world powers and Iran has signed last week a landmark accord to significantly limit Iran’s nuclear ability after marathon negotiations.
While the accord has been hailed by almost all the globe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the deal calling it “a historic mistake” that would enable Iran to emerge from crippling economic sanctions while maintaining its anti-Israeli policies in the Middle East.
The United States sustains a hostile relationship with Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 which has toppled US’ most stubborn allies in the region; King Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. Iran is now the sworn enemy of US’ best ally; Israel.
While the United States keeps supporting Israeli government against its foes in the region, Iran is indisputably the key backer and financer of anti-Israeli movement including the Shia Lebanese Hezbollah and Hamas; a strict Palestinian Sunni movement active in Gaza Strip.
Since the outbreak of Syrian crisis in 2011, Iran has been the main ally for President Bashar Assad against the western-backed opposition forces aiming to topple the anti-west Syrian regime.