Iran’s top leader says unipolar world order ‘not accepted’

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting with members of the Expediency Council, in Tehran, Iran, Oct 12, 2022. (OFFICE OF THE IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER VIA AP)

TEHRAN – Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Friday that the unipolar world order is not accepted, Iran's state TV reported.

“Nations have been awakened" and they do not accept the unipolar world order, which "is gradually losing its legitimacy," he told the International Islamic Unity Conference held in Tehran.

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In a unipolar system, arrogant powers such as the United States would design their own schemes and dictate them to other countries such as Iraq, Syria, Iran and Lebanon, he said.

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The world is now opposed to countries bullying others into obedience, the Iranian top leader noted.