Khamenei: West talks of nuclear Iran to hide own problems

June 3, 2012 10:59

DUBAI - Iran's most powerful authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday accused the United States and its allies of talking about the threat of a nuclear Iran to cover up their own problems, state television reported.

"What Americans and Westerners do is idiotic. They magnify the nuclear issue to cover up their own problems," Khamenei said in a televised address marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

"Iran's nuclear issue has been put at the top of world developments and they are deceitfully using the term nuclear weapons ... to divert attention from the problems inside America and Europe."

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