The Iranian cleric and politician referred to the recent visit of Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, with Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and stated, “Just as the distinguished representatives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly said in their statement of thanks, the sort of conduct and behaviour of the Supreme Leader with the Prime Minister of Japan was based on three principles – dignity, wisdom and expediency.”
Expressing his gratitude for the decisive and wise stances of the Supreme Leader in the face of the stances taken by American government which were presented during the meeting with
Prime Minister Abe, Ayatollah Jannati said, “The Supreme Leader’s clever encounter with the Americans was reminiscent of Imam Khomeyni’s statement that ‘America can’t do a damned thing.’ The Supreme Leader’s stance humiliated the American government and will remain in history.”
On June 12th, Japanese Prime Minister Abe arrived in Iran on a first visit by a Japanese prime minister to Tehran in more than forty years, with a plan to help ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei dismissed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, as a person not worthy of a response or a message, stressing that negotiations with Washington can’t solve any problem.