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Pompeo Says Khamenei Does Not Care About Progress For Palestinians

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, August 4, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reacted to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's tweet in which he had called the U.S. Middle East peace initiative (The Peace of the Century) a crime against the Palestinians and humanity.

Khamenei had tweeted on the occasion of Haj pilgrimage and Eid al-Adha, "The plot of ‘Deal of the Century’, which is being worked on by the oppressive U.S. and its traitorous cohorts, is a crime committed against humankind not just the Palestinian nation."

In another tweet on Saturday August 10, Khamenei wrote: "We invite everyone to active involvement in defeating this plot and stratagem of the enemy, and by the Power of God, we consider this plot and all ploys by the Arrogant Front doomed to failure against the endeavors and faith of the Front of Resistance."

Reacting to Khamenei's tweets, Pompeo tweeted on Sunday that "Khamenei's faux concern for the Palestinian people runs so deep that under his reign of terror he provided less than $20,000 in aid since 2008, while sending millions to Hamas and other terrorists. In contrast, U.S. provided $6.3 billion on support to Palestinians since 1994."

The Peace of the Century, is an initiative introduced by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

Khamenei has said during a recent meeting with a Hamas delegation that Palestinians who used to throw stones in their struggle against Israel are now using precision missiles, "and that is progress," he maintained.

In his reaction to the Khamenei's comment, Pompeo also tweeted on Sunday: " Khamenei doesn’t see “progress” as prosperity for the Palestinian people, but Palestinian terrorists switching from rocks to rockets to kill more Jews. The Iranian people don’t want this; they deserve leadership behaviors that reflect their greatness."

In an earlier tweet he characterized Khamenei's promotion of violence against Jewish state as "sick".