Iran’s Supreme Leader Jumps on Ferguson Protests to Attack US


ayatollah-ali-khameneiIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has taken sides with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, criticizing U.S. treatment of blacks in a series of messages on Twitter, Bloomberg reports.

In the past three days, Khamenei has posted nine messages on the issue on his English-language Twitter account, including links to Youtube videos arguing U.S. human rights are worse than Iran’s. “Based in statistics, US govt is the biggest violator of #HumanRights. Besides int’l crimes, it commits crimes against its nation. #Ferguson,” one of them said.

Khamenei regularly denounces the U.S., often criticizing American “arrogance,” or Israeli influence over its politicians. In a typical example, a tweet on his account on Dec. 1 read: “Our issue w #US is that they are #arrogant, thuggish and greedy.”

{Andy Newscenter}