Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United States of “directing” Israel’s attack on Gaza.
“America is a definite accomplice of criminals,” said Khamenei during a speech in Tehran on Wednesday.
“The United States is in some way directing the crime that is being committed in Gaza,” he said.
Khamenei added the hands of Americans are “tainted with the blood of the oppressed, children, patients, women and others.”
His statement comes a day after the US accused Iran of “actively facilitating” rocket and drone attacks by its proxy groups on American forces in Iraq and Syria.
The US has thrown its weight behind Israel during its intense air campaign on the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 6,500 people, mostly children and women.