June 4, 2009

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the nations of the Middle East shared a “deep hatred” of the United States.

[efoods]His latest salvo against Iran’s arch-foe came as US President Barack Obama arrived in Cairo to deliver a much-heralded address to the Muslim world in a bid to heal a wide breach between America and Islam.

Khamenei spoke on the occasion of the 20th death anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led a revolution in 1979 that toppled the US-backed shah and established an Islamic republic.

“The nations in the region hate the United States from the bottom of their hearts because they have seen violence, military intervention and discrimination,” Khamenei said at the mausoleum of Khomeini.

“The new US government seeks to transform this image. I say firmly, that this will not be achieved by talking, speech and slogans.

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