The Center of Mosque Studies - Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, "The Muslim world is facing a widespread assault by the enemies, the US and the Zionist regime of Israel in particular."
"We should know that they are our enemies and we shouldn't be deceived," the senior cleric added.
Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani, meantime, blasted US President Donald Trump's anti-Iran rhetoric, and said, "Mr. Trump impose as many sanctions as you can, but beware that the sanction will only harm you."
In relevant remarks in early May, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani blasted the West for increasing pressures on the Islamic Republic, and said that the Iranian nation will stand up firmly against enemies' plots.
"We declare to the world of arrogance and superpowers in the world that the Iranian people have stood firmly on their position and will defend the country with all means and power."
The senior cleric, meantime, called on the Iranian people to increase their unity in a bid to defeat the enemies.
He reiterated that the Iranians will not bow to foreign pressures, and said, "Islam has a lot of enemies but the country is not concerned about the malicious conspiracies waged by enemies against the Islamic Republic of Iran, rather, the noble nation of the Islamic Iran under its wise leadership managed to foil all plots of enemies."