Published: 10:56, April 5, 2023 | Updated: 11:04, April 5, 2023
Iran's top leader says US power weakening in new world order
By Xinhua

This handout picture provided by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him speaking during a meeting with members of the Iranian government in Tehran on April 4, 2023. (PHOTO / KHAMENEI.IR / AFP)

TEHRAN - Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the United States, the main enemy of Iran's Islamic establishment, is weakening day by day in the new world order.

He made the remarks in an address to a gathering of senior Iranian officials, including President Ebrahim Raisi, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, as well as lawmakers in Tehran, reported the official news agency IRNA.

The Iranian leader said that, based on the realities, the US has weakened over the past years, describing the administration of President Joe Biden as "the weakest US government over the past two decades."

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He said that, while Washington sought to form a united anti-Iran Arab front, the opposite has taken place today as Iran's relations with regional Arab states are expanding, the Iranian leader noted.

Khamenei cited the US failure to end Iran's nuclear program through exerting political pressure and reimposing sanctions as another sign of the US declining power.

The US caused the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but it has created a gap between Washington and its European allies. Though Washington sees Latin America as its "backyard," numerous anti-US governments have come to power in that region, he added.

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Other signs also point to the decline of US power, including the US massive budget deficit, which equals its annual income, as well as the decreasing use of US dollars in trade among countries, he said.