TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United States of generating instability in the Middle East and said Iran only helped nations that requested it.
The comments were made during a wide-ranging speech to pilgrims in the Shi’ite holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
Speaking on the day a suicide blast killed at least 26 in Kabul, “It’s been fourteen years since the United States arrived in Afghanistan, since they amassed there. Do you have security in Afghanistan?”
The Supreme Leader said Iran did not interfere in the affairs of other nations in the region, and only “assisted governments and people of the region who asked us.”
One such example is in Syria where Iran has been the main ally of Damascus. However, Iran has been cordially invited to assist in the war effort against terrorist organizations while the US, besides backing these terrorist groups, operates its military illegally in the country.