11 May 2020 - 16:45
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Ayatollah Khamenei:
The Supreme Leader says the United States and the Europeans do not want their failures in ‎fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to be seen. ‎

RNA – The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, says ‎the United States and the Europeans do not want their failures in fighting the Novel ‎Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to be seen.‎

He made the remarks in a video call to a meeting of the National Headquarters for Managing ‎and Fighting the Coronavirus in Tehran on Sunday.‎

‎“The West and those supporting the West do not want this failure to be seen, but it is ‎necessary to examine and articulate the dimensions of this inability,” the Leader said.‎

‎“The Coronavirus spread in the United States and Europe later than other countries. It means ‎that these countries had the opportunity to prepare themselves in the face of the virus, but ‎they couldn’t as it was required,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.‎

‎“The high number of infections and deaths in the United States and some European countries ‎and various problems the people have in these countries, including unemployment, prove ‎their inabilities," he added.‎

The Leader also pointed out that the West’s social philosophy proved to be a total failure in ‎tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that social philosophy in the Western world is primarily driven by ‎materialism and money.‎

‎“That is why they ignored the elderly, the sick, the underprivileged and the socially ‎underdeveloped during the Corona crisis. Because [people belonging to] these social groups ‎are incapable of earning money and contributing to materialism. The result was that many ‎lost their lives in elderly care homes – a further proof of the defeat of the West’s social ‎philosophy.”‎

The Leader also highlighted the failure of ethics and how it was manifested in Western ‎communities in recent times. He recalled how panicked shoppers raided store shelves in ‎those countries, noting, “Despite all their claims, the West failed in this respect as well.”‎

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