Senior Cleric: No Change in Iran’s Policy towards US
Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati underlined that the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers does not mean a change of hearts in Tehran.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Jannati said, “As Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has said on different occasions our stance towards the US has not changed.”
He pointed to the opposition of the regional policies of Iran and the US, and said, “The western countries should not suppose that they can change the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policies in the strategic region of the Middle East.”
In relevant remarks in July, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) will not change Iran’s policy towards the US.
“In any case the policy of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic system vis-à-vis the US will not change,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing worshippers in the Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan) prayers in Tehran.
Iran’s Supreme Leader reiterated that whether the text of the nuclear agreement is ratified by the Iranian parliament or not, Iran will continue supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation, Yemen, Bahrain as well as the nations and governments of Syria and Iraq and the honest warriors of Lebanon and Palestine.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that Iran’s policy towards the US will never change.
The Leader pointed to the boastful remarks of the US statesmen and officials in recent days, and said, “The US statesmen and stateswomen are inevitably making boastful remarks these days to resolve their internal problems, but their brags are not real.
He said that Islamic Iran will never yield to excessive demands of the enemies while safeguarding its defensive and security capabilities.
Iran and the six world powers struck a deal in Vienna on July 14.