Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, speaking at a meeting in the Khuzestan province of Iran, referred to Western civilization as "perverse" but expressed confidence that "the right culture and correct logic of Islam will overcome it."

The politician labeled the war in the Gaza Strip as the true face of Western culture and liberal democracy. "On the outside, they are polite politicians, but on the inside, they are mad dogs and bloodthirsty wolves," Khamenei said.

Condemning the West for its hypocrisy, he stated: "Despite all the destruction, resistance forces continue to fight to confuse the enemy. Despite the bombings and calamities, the people of Gaza demonstrate the strength of their faith.