In a provocative sermon on Friday, Khamenei described the "martyrdom" of Soleimani and Tehran's retaliation against the United States as "acts of God, not men" and boasted that Iran had delivered a slap in the USA.
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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years and delivered a sermon in which he excoriated US leaders as "clowns" and accused European countries of negotiating in bad faith over the foundering nuclear deal.
Khamanei weeping during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his rare appearance at the weekly prayers to deliver a fiery address in which he insisted Iran would not bow to US pressure after months of crushing sanctions and a series of recent crises - from the killing of a top Iranian general to the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane.
He also fired "American clowns", of which he said they were supporting Iran, but want to stab their "poisoned dagger".
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The report found that as a result, Iran's reserves are expected to dip to $73 billion by March, totaling almost $40 billion in losses over two years.
"But some tried to. portray it in a way to forget the great martyrdom and sacrifice" of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the assassinated head of the foreign operations arm of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.
He was blamed for the killing of hundreds of American soldiers by Iran-backed militias in the years after the 2003 USA -led invasion of Iraq. Critics and supporters alike say he will be tough to replace.
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Khamenei also indicated that Iran might retaliate further for the USA drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Maj.
Before admitting last Friday that it shot down the plane, Iran had repeatedly obfuscated the truth, claiming that a technical error led to the crash. All 176 passengers on board, including dozens of Iranians and Canadians, were killed.
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Khamenei said Iran's enemies had seized on the plane tragedy in a bid to undermine the Islamic republic.
The downing of the jet - followed by three days of denial by Iranian officials - led to a new wave of protests across the country that Iranian security forces have been trying to suppress with bullets and tear gas.
The demonstrations have often turned violent, and security forces have responded with force. In November, a crackdown on protests caused by fuel price hikes killed hundreds of people. Reuters puts the toll at 1,500.
The demonstrators met a fierce police response in several places during four days of protests.
Iran continued to comply with the nuclear deal despite US sanctions until last summer, when it said it would no longer fully abide with the agreement if it received no economic benefits. After the killing of Soleimani, Iran said it was no longer bound by the nuclear deal.
Britain, France and Germany, which also signed the deal along with China and Russian Federation, have been trying to salvage it.
"Not only did the deceived ones. not give their lives for Iran, but they did not sacrifice one of their interests for their country".
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