Iran’s Supreme Leader blasts ‘American clowns’ as he led Friday prayers

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, amid public fury over the military’s shooting down of a passenger jet and sky-high tensions with the US. Khamenei mocked US officials as “American clowns” and criticised France, Germany and the UK as “lackeys” of the US that can’t be trusted. […]