Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Kahmenei, is joining Democrats in their call for gun control in the United States.
On Twitter, the radical Islamic cleric at the center of Iranian government called for Congress to “make guns illegal,” after two recent school shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Central Michigan University.
“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 wrote.
He continued: “In U.S., 100s are killed every week by homicide for no crime,—no reason—not at the hands of police, as US police brutality is a separate issue,” the Iranian leader wrote. “The accessibility of guns leads to homicide; it’s created problems for a country like U.S., everyone admits, fears, & is concerned about it.”
Khamenei then went after gun lobbyists who influence Congress, writing: “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,” he wrote. “This is corruption.”