These were the 84-year-old ruler's first public remarks since he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September via videolink, where he also took aim at Iran.
Tehran has passed on its assassination expertise to its proxy Hezbollah and has also worked with the Syrian regime to carry out assassinations of those who oppose its interests.
Iraq’s Security Media Cell was quick to tamp down on rumors about the explosion.
He encouraged others to commit such attacks in the country, including by driving a car into a crowd, attacking people with a meat cleaver and setting off bombs.
The Iranian economy is in crisis and ordinary Iranians have courageously taken to the streets demanding that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down.
Officials' non-responses also to keep focus on sanctions
Demonstrators said they were united in strength and angry at the IRGC, which they accused of killing their loved ones and friends.
Twitter account of labor rights activist deactivated
“A once great magazine is reduced to spreading propaganda for the Islamic Republic,” wrote Mike Doran of the Hudson Institute.