"Is this not something bad that a president should tell so much lies; and a president of so outstanding a country for that matter?” inquired ayatollah Makarem Shirazi who was speaking to a number of IRGC officials and clerical figures on Thursday.
"This interesting point I ran into this week, I was thinking about the US president repeating himself telling how Iran supports terrorism, is seeking to make atomic bombs and such. I worry how easy it is for him to lie so much,” Makarem said.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi underscored that the allegations are baseless as Iran is striving to root out terrorism in the region and, regarding the nuclear issue, has opened doors for inspections on its nuclear activity.
He noted that major international nuclear watchdogs have admitted that there is no evidence Iran is trying to acquire nuclear weapons.
The US, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly charged that Iran may intend to acquire nuclear-weapons capability in the future.
Over the false allegation, Washington and the European Union have imposed a series of illegal unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s oil and financial sectors. The bans come on top of four rounds of US-instigated UN Security Council sanctions against Iran under the same pretext.