Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said in a July 27, 2022 address that was aired on Channel 1 (Iran) that the Western powers are a "mafia" headed by Zionists, by "prominent Jewish merchants," and by politicians who are subordinate to them. He said that this is on full display in America and that these powers cannot bear Iran and want to harm it.
Ali Khamenei: "The Western powers are, in fact, a mafia. The mafia is headed by the Zionists, the prominent Jewish merchants, and their subordinate politicians. [This is on full display] in America. They are scattered everywhere. This is the essence of Western power. This [mafia] cannot bear the Islamic Republic [of Iran]. Each and every day, they contemplate how to harm the Islamic Republic."