In a Friday sermon, Iranian Assembly of Experts Member Ahmad Khatami hinted at the Saudi Crown Prince, labeling him an "immature child." Khatami said: "If the enemy tries to cause even the slightest harm to the great Iranian nation, [the masses] will shatter the enemy's teeth to smithereens inside its mouth." In the sermon, delivered in Tehran on November 10 to mark the Arba'een, the anniversary of the 40th day to Imam Hussein's death, Khatami spoke about the Yemen crisis, saying that the enemies "feed on the murder of people."
Ahmad Khatami: "The [40th day of Imam Hussein's death] constitutes a message to the foreigners: The masses that arrived yesterday [for the marches] were educated in the school of 'away with humiliation.' On the day [when they are called to arms], the people who were educated in the school of [Zaynab], the lady of the martyrs... If the enemy tries to cause even the slightest harm to the great Iranian nation, they will shatter the enemy's teeth to smithereens inside its mouth.
"That immature [Saudi] child is constantly threatening Iran. He is constantly threatening Hizbullah. He is constantly saying: We will fight and do this or that... Shame on you for saying such things. You have razed Yemen to the ground. The United Nations is saying that there will be an unparalleled shortage of supplies in Yemen. Apparently, [the Saudis] feed on the murder of people. Secondly, a fly has no business performing maneuvers in the presence of a phoenix. It will exhaust itself and bother us for nothing. Saddam was bigger than you. He fought this nation, and at the end of the day, this nation gave him hell. We don’t even take you into account. Enough talk with that childish talk of yours. If that childish talk continues, and if your immature imagination leads you to take any action, you will get such a slap that you won't be able to get up."
Crowd: "Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites! Death to Israel!"