Anti-Americanism

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The Iranian regime has maintained its virulent anti-Americanism as a core pillar of its ideology since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The regime continues to propagate its revolutionary slogan “Death to America,” and characterizes the U.S. as the “Great Satan.”

Death to America

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    Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, Commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force (January 8, 2022)

    "We do not need to be present as supervisors everywhere, wherever is necessary we take revenge against Americans by the help of people on their side and within their own homes without our presence."

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    President Ebrahim Raisi (January 3, 2022)

    "If Trump and (former secretary of state Mike) Pompeo are not tried in a fair court for the criminal act of assassinating General Soleimani, Muslims will take our martyr's revenge…The aggressor, murderer and main culprit - the then president of the United States - must be tried and judged under the (Islamic) law of retribution, and God's ruling must be carried out against him," Raisi added.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (January 1, 2022)

    “Trump and others like him will be forgotten and lost in the dustbin of history, of course after paying for their crimes in the world.”

  • Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, Commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force (January 1, 2021)

    “I warn the U.S. president, CIA director, secretary of defense, secretary of state and other American officials involved in the assassination of martyr Soleimani that they must learn the clandestine lifestyle of Salman Rushdie because the Islamic Republic will avenge the blood of martyr Soleimani which was shed unrightfully.”

  • President Ebrahim Raisi (January 1, 2021)

    “They will witness severe revenge. What has come so far has only been glimpses… Do not presume that someone, as the president of America, who appeared as a murderer or ordered a murder, may be immune from justice being carried out. Never,” he said. “Those who had a role in this assassination and crime will not be safe on Earth.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (February 8, 2019)

    “As long as America continues its wickedness, the Iranian nation will not abandon ‘Death to America.’ ‘Death to America’ means death to Trump, (National Security Adviser) John Bolton, and (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo. It means death to American rulers.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (July 18, 2015)

    “[At Quds Day rallies the week prior,] You heard ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans. It wasn’t only confined to Tehran. The whole of the nation, you could hear, that was covered by this great movement. So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (August 13, 2014)

    “Relations with the US and negotiating with that country, except in specific cases, will have no benefit to the Islamic Republic, but rather will be harmful.”

  • President Hassan Rouhani (May 8, 2013)

    “Saying 'Death to America' is easy. We need to express 'Death to America' with action.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (March 21, 2009)

    “I have a piece of advice to the American officials, to all the decision makers – to the President, Congress, and all the others. The situation in which the U.S. government has found itself is detrimental to both the American people and its government. Today, you are hated throughout the world. If you don't know this, you should. The peoples burn your flag. The Islamic peoples all over the world chant: ‘Death to America!’”

America Is The Enemy and Its "Enmity Is Endless"

The Great Satan

Regime’s Goal Is to Destroy the United States

America Created ISIS and Al-Qaeda

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (July 21, 2021)

    “The interfering, malevolent hand of the U.S. and its cohorts is completely visible,” he said. Khamenei declared that Iran’s regional proxies were working to expel the U.S. military from the region. “In Iraq, the Resistance Forces are powerfully pushing back the occupying U.S. and its puppet [ISIS].”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (January 1, 2020)

    “Look at what the U.S. is doing in Iraq and Syria.  They’re taking revenge on the Hashd al-Sha’bi for defeating ISIS.  Since Hashd crippled and destroyed ISIS—which the U.S. had created—they’re taking revenge.  The Iranian government and nation and I strongly condemn the U.S.’ malice.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (October 18, 2017)

    “The United States is an international Zionist agent, the creator of the ISIS terrorist group, as well as takfiri terrorist fronts. Therefore, do you expect the US president not to be angry at IRGC that stands against ISIS? They are angry, because today the Islamic Republic of Iran has managed to spoil their plots in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, etc.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (June 12, 2017)

    That US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability. Who created #ISIS? The US!

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (January 9, 2015)

    "Enemy spy services are behind the efforts to sow disunity among Muslims... A Shia version connected to the British spy agency-the MI6-and a Sunni version, which is the mercenary of the CIA, are both fake and working against Islam."

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (October 13, 2014)

    "If anyone fuels the fire in this regard, he or she will definitely be helping sinister America and Britain which are the creators of the ISIL and al-Qaeda."

  • Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi (September 13, 2014)

    "The White House is the headquarters of the ISIL.” Washington itself created the “cancerous tumor and devious current." 

U.S. Seeks to Dominate Iran, Islamic Lands, and the World

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (October 6, 2021)

    “The less developed countries whose armies are completely under the control of the U.S. Army and the like are in an even worse situation.”

  • Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC (November 4, 2021)

     “The Islamic Revolution of Iran disrupted the atmosphere of political domination, and a unique and amazing victory over American policy occurred. It shattered the American political order that sought to rule half of the planet. This was the beginning of a great jihad (endeavor for the sake of God) on the part of the Iranian nation to recover the grandeur it had lost.”

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (April 23, 2011)

    "The arrogant powers of the world - namely, western powers, America and the Zionists … want to spread their hegemony over the entire world and the entire financial resources of the world. They want to dominate all human resources."