Iran's Khamenei says Trump trying to turn citizens against regime

Iran's Khamenei says Trump trying to turn citizens against regime

Iran's Supreme Leader has accused the United States and allies of fomenting unrest in Iran, The National reports.

State TV Sunday quotes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying the US has formed a coalition with other regional countries that is unable to defeat Iran.

Ayatollah Khamenei didn't name any specific nations in the so-called coalition but alleged it is imposing economic pressure on Iran to “separate the nation from the system”. He said: “If the U.S. was able to overpower the Islamic system, it would not have needed to form a coalition with notorious countries of the region to create chaos, unrest and insecurity in Iran.”

US President Donald Trump, after withdrawing from the landmark nuclear deal, has ramped up pressure on Washington’s allies to cut off purchases of Iranian oil, which accounts for 60 per cent of the Islamic republic's income.

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