[Whereas the United States has made life in Iran almost impossible for Iranian people by imposing sanctions on the country, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claims that America is on the decline!]
Ali Khamenei: America is on the decline. Everybody must know this. Those who have the tendency for going to compromise with Americans are making baseless plans. America is on the decline. The reasons for the US decline are not current so that somebody can come and cure them. They go back to history. The cause of the condition to which Americans are afflicted goes back to a long time ago. Throughout history, they have created a situation which has resulted in this. And it is not easily curable. This is the divine tradition. They are condemned to annihilation, condemned to decline and destruction.