Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised the recent capture of ten U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf and their hand’s up surrender to Iran as “God’s deed.”
Khamenei reportedly made the statement in a meeting Sunday with members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who captured the Americans without a fight. The sailors were freed the next day. Iran released a propaganda video of one of the sailors praising Iran’s treatment of the sailors.
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei meets with IRGC troops that captured US sailors, photo by Iran government via Twitter.
The Iranian government made an English language propaganda graphic of Khamenei’s statement with a photo of the U.S. sailors on their knees with hands raised over their heads in surrender to the Iranians.
The image was posted to Khamenei’s Twitter account with the statement:
“God’s deed; IRGC’s timely job; Americans with hands on heads”
Text of graphic poster image:
“What you did was very great, interesting and timely and it was in fact God’s deed that took American’s to our waters so that through your timely job they raised their hands over their heads and were arrested.”