by Atousa Pilger
The annual Grand Gathering of the Iranian opposition, attended by some 100,000 supporters, was held near Paris on Saturday, June 30th.
Just hours before it began, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei took to his official website, and said that the US economic pressure on Tehran was aimed at inciting the people against their government. “They are exerting economic pressure to sow division between the nation and the regime,” he said, adding, “Six US presidents have tried before him to achieve this, but they have given up.” He was referring to US President Trump. Khamenei also accused the United States of trying to destabilize the government in Tehran.