“Death to America!”


To calls of “Death to America!” Khamenei calls for fighting “American arrogance” in 2015 speech.

In this speech from 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, reprises his traditional hostility towards the USA, with President Obama’s ‘legacy deal’ the same year apparently not dimming the anti-American hatred of the head of the theocratic regime or that of his followers, who respond to his speech with their equally traditional chant of “Death to America.”

In the speech, he says, “We, as the people of Iran and as people who love our country, and we as a people who have planned our future and aspire to achieve it, need consequently to understand America and this is the goal.

Among the practices of America in recent years is to encourage some to embellish the image of the United States of America, and to give the impression that Americans, even if they were once enemies, have now ceased their hostility – this is the goal. The aim is to keep the face of the enemy [the USA] hidden from the Iranian people so that the people will disregard America’s hostility, and then they [the USA] will perpetuate their hostility against [Iran]; to plunge their dagger from the back – that is their aim. Some people do this [ignore US hostility] on purpose and a few do it through naivety.

The reality is that the United States has not changed its objectives towards Iran. Today, if they could destroy the “Islamic” Republic, they would not delay for a moment in doing so. But they cannot do so. God willing, by your efforts and your progress you young people and by expanding the depth of the insight of the Iranian nation, in the future they will not be able to do so either.”

As the leader concludes his speech, the regime supporters reprise their traditional chant: “Takbir! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!”