(TheConservativeNews.org) – Iran has been in the news in recent months for all the wrong reasons. Multiple sources have reported that Iranian operatives have been attempting to influence the outcome of the presidential election through online attacks. On Wednesday, November 4, the country’s leader added more fuel to the fire, taking to Twitter to mock America and its electoral process.
Ayatollah Ali Khameini rose to power in Iran in 1989, taking the title of Supreme Leader after the death of his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Since then, he has maintained near-total control over Iran’s politics, sometimes resorting to violence to stamp out potential insurrection.
This is not the first time Khameini has passed judgment on American politics in recent days. In a televised address in Iran on Tuesday, he belittled President Donald Trump and questioned the integrity of American democracy. A Trump victory would be bad news for Iran, as the administration would likely continue its efforts to prevent the country from selling crude oil.
The idea that a violent dictator has anything of value to say about our democracy is almost laughable. Khamenei’s remarks are clearly designed to sow discord; few serious figures in Washington DC are likely to pay them much attention.
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