Iran's Supreme Leader: "The capitalist system in the West and the United States will completely collapse in the future"
In an address to the overwhelmingly huge crowds of enthusiastic people in Iran's western province of Kermanshah, the Leader highlighted the significance of the continuing “Occupy Wall Street” protest rallies in the United States, saying: "This movement is very important. Although American politicians are trying to present the movement as insignificant, the corruption of capitalism has become clear to the people. Of course this movement might be suppressed, but they cannot destroy the roots of the movement."
He continued: "US officials, who claim to advocate the freedom of expression, made efforts to downplay the protests, and kept silent on the issue even 2 to 3 weeks after the eruption of the protests."
"The corrupted capitalist system shows no mercy to any nation, including the American people. In the thousand-strong New York demonstrations, people use the slogan "We are the 99 percent" which means that the remaining one percent is condemned. The one percent of the American population waged the war in Iraq, and they are the ones who support the Israeli regime. They are making every effort to save Israel and keep the “cancerous tumor” alive in the region."
The Leader denounced the heavy-handed treatment of the demonstrators by US officials, saying such a treatment is not seen even in underdeveloped countries with dictatorial regimes.
"Today, the capitalist system in the US and the West has reached a total impasse", Ayatollah Khamenei concluded.