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The leader of Iran has compared the treatment by police of Floyd with the behavior of the United States

Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei compared the death of the African-American George Floyd because of the actions of American police with the conduct of Washington in relation to other countries.

"The situation which is observed today in different cities and States, is a manifestation of those realities that are concealed, nothing new in this," said Khamenei, whose speech on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of the leader of the Islamic revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini aired by Iranian TV.

"The fact that one police officer with full composure presses his knee to the neck of a black man so that he dies, despite the pleas and the other cops watch and do nothing is not something new, this is the essence of the United States. It was engaged in against the world – Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, did, and with many other countries," he added.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.