Khamenei: Iran leading nations against US

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Monday that his country was leading the world's nations in their confrontation against the US, Iranian state television reported. Khamenei's comments came exactly one week before US and Iranian ambassadors are scheduled to meet in Baghdad to discuss the security situation in Iraq, providing one more reason to question whether the upcoming talks will be productive. "In the field of confrontation of nations against the arrogant system of the United States, the Islamic Republic of Iran has turned into a command center for the nations' front," the television quoted Khamenei as saying while meeting a group of students. Iran's leader, who has final say over all state matters, said his country's 1979 Islamic revolution sent shock waves through the international system because it produced a country willing to challenge the US.