Iran’s supreme leader, Ayotellah Khamenei, has joined China to criticize the United States.
Khamenei says police killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd shows the “true face” of the United States and its oppression of the peoples of the world, including its own.
Floyd’s killing at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week Monday has sparked protests across the United States and the world.
“The fact that a policeman has cold-bloodedly pressed his knee on the throat of a black man until he died and those other policemen watched on without doing anything is nothing new,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech Wednesday in Iran.
“It is the true face of America; it’s what it has always done all over the world – in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries, and before that in Vietnam.