RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Gholam-Reza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, a member of the Expediency Council, referred to the foolish act of the United States regarding its imposition of sanctions on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, and said, “Such actions indicate the end of the line of power and capabilities of the United States to impose pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Arguing that all of the leverage of power that the United States has had over Iran has been incapacitated, His Eminence said, “No leverage that the United States has used against Iran remains.”
Hujjat al-Islam Mesbahi-Moqaddam pointed out that the United States has imposed sanctions on a personality who has a special status in the world and is particularly popular in the Middle East region.
His Eminence stated that the American actions against the Supreme Leader were carried out due to their inability and incapacity and said, “The imposition of sanctions on the Supreme Leader is an action that will have no effect because he never uses American financial and banking resources that the Americans want to do sanction him for.”
Pointing out that the imposition of sanctions on the Supreme Leader by the United States is a foolish and ridiculous act, he said, “When the Supreme Leader resides in a house that he doesn’t personally own and while using minimal conveniences and amenities, these sanctions are futile and nonsensical from a financial perspective.”
Hujjat al-Islam Mesbahi-Moqaddam said that the sanctions imposed on the Supreme Leader has been a fruitless action and won’t have any negative effect on the Islamic religious authorities and noted, “This action has not only had no negative effect on the religious authorities but may have had a positive effect on them. The Supreme Leader is hated by the ‘Great Satan’ [the United States] and anyone who is hated by Satan is loved by the believers.”
One June 24th, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced new sanctions against Iran targeting Ayatollah Khamenei and top commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
These sanctions will reportedly deny the Supreme Leader’s office and other Iranian officials access to financial instruments.
Rasa News Agency