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Imam Ali Khamenei: ‘Iran should resist sanctions’

18 February 2015 21:43

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The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Iran can stand up to sanctions against the country and foil enemy’s plots.

“Serious work should be done. We can resist sanctions and keep the enemy from achieving its objectives,” Imam Khamenei said during an address to thousands of people in Tehran on Wednesday.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that if Iran does not resist sanctions, the enemy will set conditions for Tehran’s nuclear program and put bans on the country.

Imam Khamenei said that the enemy is taking maximum advantage of sanctions as a tool to stop Iran’s progress.

“If sanctions are to be used [as a tool], the Iranian nation will put sanctions on them in the future. Iran has the world’s largest total reserves of oil and [natural] gas, the gas that the world and Europe are in need of. Iran can impose sanctions on them (Western countries) if necessary,” the Leader said.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei noted that the West will not lift sanctions against Iran even if nuclear talks proceed as they dictate, because they are opposed to the Islamic Revolution in principle.

The Leader also underlined the need to cut dependence on oil revenues and stressed that Iran should wean the country’s economy off oil and increase domestic production instead.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also rejected the US claim of fighting ISIL militants, saying pictures showing Washington’s arms supplies to the terrorist group contradict the so-called coalition’s claim.

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