| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Khamenei likens Iran to ‘mighty tree’ that cannot be uprooted by protesters

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in comments responding to violent protests sweeping the nation for a fourth week, compared the Islamic Republic on Friday to a seedling that had grown into “a mighty tree” that could not be destroyed.

“That seedling is a mighty tree now and no one should dare think they can uproot it,” Khamenei said in remarks broadcast on state TV.

  • Reuters