Tehran, Iran, January 8
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the UK is devising intrigues to set discord among states and disintegrate countries.
“England, the old, disabled colonizer has once more returned to the Persian Gulf, planning to use the regional countries for its interests,” the Leader said, his official website reported January 8.
“It accuses Iran of being a threat at the same time as it is itself a real threat,” the leader stressed, adding, “English circles are devising a plot for the region and Iran. One of their goals is to disintegrate Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.”
Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks seem to refer to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who on December 7 accused Iran of destabilizing the region, telling the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain that Britain will help Persian Gulf states "push back" against what she called “aggressive” regional actions by Iran.