Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that US is Tehran’s “enemy” and should not be trusted and Tehran has no intention of cooperating on regional issues with its main enemies, the United States and “evil” Britain.
“If any political trend (group) trusts the US, it will commit a grave mistake,” he said.
Khamenei made the remarks in a ceremony held to commemorate the 27th death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Xinhua news agency reported.
The ceremony was held at Khomeini’s mausoleum in southern Tehran with the attendance of high-ranking officials and foreign diplomats and guests.
Khamenei also accused Washington of not being committed to a nuclear deal reached between Tehran and six major powers, including the United States, in 2015 that aims to curb the country’s disputed nuclear program.
Under the agreement, economic sanctions were lifted in January after Iran suspended sensitive nuclear work that the West suspects was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. Iran denies seeking a nuclear bomb.
Khamenei supported President Hassan Rouhani on the nuclear question so as to improve Iran’s economy, unemployment and inflation