Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei suggested that the solution to homicide is to make guns in the United States illegal.
“No one dares apply the clear solution to the promotion of guns and homicide in America. What’s the solution? It’s to make guns illegal,” Khamenei tweeted Sunday.
Khamenei criticized Congress and President Donald Trump for not taking action by making guns illegal.
“Gun companies are so powerful that House representatives and U.S. senators don’t dare pass prohibition of guns, and U.S. president doesn’t dare speak out, rise against it. This is corruption,” he tweeted.
“Today, in U.S., violence, moral corruption, collapse of family, children and next generations’ have reached a level where U.S. intellectuals insist on changing the content of movies, advertising, Hollywood cinema, [et cetera]… to that of 100 years ago with more moral aspects,” Khamenei added.
Khamenei suggested that the the reason the U.S. isn’t banning guns is due to its “lack of spiritual ideals.”
“Corruption means domination of a mafia greedy for power & wealth, in a way that the big political & military system like U.S. won’t dare stand up for prohibition of guns — which is clearly positive. This is due to lack of spiritual ideals, leading western societies to this point,” he wrote.
Khamenei’s comments come at a time when the Iranian public has expressed discontent with Khamenei and the Iranian government.
The signs of public discontent are due to Iran’s economic woes and lack of improved living standards despite the eased international sanctions from the Iranian nuclear deal.