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Former Hezbollah Chief Accuses Khamenei of ‘Protecting’ Corruption in Iraq, Lebanon

Former Hezbollah Chief Accuses Khamenei of ‘Protecting’ Corruption in Iraq, Lebanon

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 - 07:00
Iraqi anti-government protesters burn the Iranian flag during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP)

Former Hezbollah Secretary General Sobhi al-Tufaily attacked Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, accusing him of being the “greatest protector” of corruption in Iraq and Lebanon.

In a video circulated on social media, Tufaily asked: “Isn’t it shameful to accuse those who are complaining of oppression of being agents of foreign countries?”

“Are those killed on the streets agents? You claim to be the leader of Muslims, not just Iranians. Does such a leader accept to kill the hungry and protect the corrupt and the criminals?”

“No less than 250 people were killed and 11,000 wounded. Those who killed them are your gunmen. Your gunmen in Lebanon have also killed us,” continued Tufaily.

“Just yesterday, your gang killed unarmed innocents and burned their tents,” he said of attacks against Iraqi protesters.

On Lebanon, he said: “Thieves have been robbing it since 1972 and your group has been supporting them. They have filled the country with corruption.”

“Does our religion teach us to be dirty, corrupt and murderous thieves?”

“What do you call the money that you have spent in Syria,” Tufaily added.

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