Obama never fails to play right into their hands.

(PressTV) — A senior Iranian cleric describes US President Barack Obama’s apology for the desecration of the Holy Qur’an at an American military base in Afghanistan as “superficial”

“Based on reports by reporters, this was an intentional move prompted by the hatred of American statement for Islam,” said Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami.

On February 21, reports emerged that foreign troops had burned “a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Qur’ans” at the Bagram Airbase, located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the city of Charikar in Afghanistan’s Parwan Province.

The American president, in an apology letter to his Afghan counterpart Hamed Karzai claimed that the Qur’an burning at the US-run base was a not intentional.

“The world should know that US government is anti-Islam. The Insulting [actions] of the Americans was not by mistake, it was deliberate,” added Khatami.

The Iranian cleric described the desecration of the Holy Qur’an as a “heinous crime,” which has devastated “each and every Muslim.”