Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the dictator of Iran, claimed in remarks on Friday that the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday is the state of affairs that the United States would like to see in the long-term in Iran “to trigger a civil war.”
Khamenei made the remarks in a speech in which he also announced that his regime would ban the use of Chinese coronavirus vaccines from the United States and United Kingdom, although those vaccines are considered the world’s most reliable.
The Iranian regime had previously condemned and mocked the Capitol riot – triggered by supporters of President Donald Trump after, in a speech that day, Trump had urged a crowd to march to the Capitol – through its state media and through Khamenei’s underling, President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani had declared on Thursday that the riot represented the collapse of the American state.
Khamenei also once again accused