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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticises Trump, Clinton

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticised both Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday while marking the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

us presidential election Updated: Nov 03, 2016 18:40 IST
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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, on November 2, 2016.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, on November 2, 2016. (AP)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticised both Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday while marking the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

Khamenei said Clinton and Trump’s comments in the presidential debates “are sufficient for the annihilation of the reputation of the United States”, but didn’t name either candidate in his speech.

He also described Americans as “liars, untrustworthy, deceitful and backstabbers” while saying he still opposed any direct negotiations with the US following the nuclear deal.

Iranian state television aired two of the three US presidential debates live.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in October described the two candidates as “bad and worse”, without specifying which was which.