Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme guide of Iran, declared this Sunday that Israel's "defeat" in its war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip was "a fact" and was linked to the military "incapacity" of "Western countries." .
«The defeat of the Zionist regime in Gaza is a fact. Penetrating hospitals and houses does not imply a victory because victory means the defeat of the other side, which it failed to do. [Israel] until now and will not achieve in the future," Khamenei said.
"This inability is also that of the United States and Western countries," he added, during a visit to the development center of the air forces of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's ideological army.
During the visit, a new version of a hypersonic ballistic missile, the Fattah II, was presented.
According to Khamenei, "Zionists believe themselves to be a superior race" and see the "rest of humanity as an inferior race."
"That's why they killed thousands of children without any remorse," he said, referring to the bombings launched by Israel in the Gaza Strip, which according to the Islamist movement Hamas left 12,300 civilians dead, including 5,000 children.
Israel has been bombing the Gaza Strip since October 7, in response to the attack carried out by Hamas against its territory, in which Islamist militants killed 1,200 people, mostly civilians, according to Israeli authorities.
Khamenei also criticized the fact that "some Muslim countries seem to condemn the crimes of the Zionist regime in assemblies" but do not act.
"Muslim countries should break their political relations with the Zionist regime, at least for a certain time," he said, while calling for suspending "energy and product supplies" to Israel.
Several Arab countries, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Jordan and Bahrain, have established official ties with Israel, Iran's archenemy.