Iran’s supreme chief on Tuesday mentioned US insurance policies are in charge for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for an finish to the conflict that broke out final week.
“The basis reason for the Ukraine disaster is the US and the West’s insurance policies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mentioned in a televised speech marking a Muslim non secular anniversary.
“America regime is a crisis-creating and crisis-living one. It feeds on disaster.
“In my view, right now Ukraine can also be the sufferer of such coverage. At this time, the Ukraine scenario is expounded to this US coverage. The US has dragged Ukraine so far,” he added.
He accused Washington of meddling within the “inner affairs of the nation, organising demonstrations towards the governments, creating velvet revolutions, creating color coup d’etats”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine final Thursday.
Ukraine says greater than 350 civilians have been killed since, and that Moscow is amassing extra troops for a doable assault on the capital metropolis Kyiv.
Iran’s supreme chief mentioned Tehran desires the “conflict to finish”, and known as for civilians’ lives and infrastructure to be spared through the battle.
“We’re towards conflict and destruction, wherever on the earth,” Khamenei mentioned, including that “we’re towards killing folks, the destruction of individuals’s infrastructure”.
The invasion has pushed tensions between Russia and the West to their highest level in a long time.
The US, European allies and NATO members have imposed extreme sanctions on Moscow and are supplying Ukraine with weapons and defence tools.
Khamenei mentioned that classes ought to be drawn from the conflict, primarily that “Western powers’ assist of puppet regimes and governments is a mirage, it’s not actual”.
Relations between the US and Iran have been severed since April 1980, a yr after the autumn of the pro-Western shah.
This was adopted by the occupation of the American embassy in Tehran, and the seizing of hostages in a disaster that lasted for greater than a yr.
The 2 arch-rivals are at present engaged in oblique negotiations in Vienna to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, from which Washington unilaterally withdrew in 2018.
Iran’s chief, who has the ultimate say in main state insurance policies, known as the US a “mafia regime”.
“Political mafia, financial mafia, arms-producing mafia; several types of mafias that management and lead the insurance policies of the nation and truly management the nation,” he mentioned.