Iran Leader: CIA Torture Shows US Is ‘Symbol of Tyranny’



The torture of Al-Qaeda suspects by the CIA shows that the US government is a “symbol of tyranny against humanity,” Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, AFP reported.

His was the first official reaction in Iran to a US Senate report that torture of suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks on the United States was far more brutal than acknowledged and failed to produce useful intelligence.

“Today, US govt. is symbol of tyranny against humanity; even American ppl are faced w cruelty,” Khamenei wrote on Twitter, referring to a speech he had made in 2007, AFP reported.

“They claim human rights & trample its basics in their prisons, in interactions w nations & even w their own ppl,” Khamenei added from a 2010 speech. “They claim they’ve a prideful nation; US govts. debased & misguided their ppl who aren’t aware of many realities,” he added.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Howcome we hear so much from this man. He’s already tweeting his comments before we’ve even heard the headlines!
    Doesn’t he have a country to ruin…i mean, run