In its latest riposte to Western criticism of human rights in Iran, the Supreme Leader’s office has invoked the 1993 killing of 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas.

Marking the anniversary of the event on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei’s staff tweeted:

Making sure that its readers realized the wider significance of the tragedy — which followed a 51-day standoff with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms — the Supreme Leader’s office declared:


And then it was back to Waco: