Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Warns of US, zionists’ Continued Hostility against Iran
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet on the occasion of the Government Week on Wednesday.
Noting that since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, hostility of the Zionists and Americans against Islamic Republic and the Islamic Revolution have not been decreased, he underlined that the reality should not lose its importance in the minds of the officials.
“Of course, methods of hostility and harming might be modernized; however, the political, economic and cultural officials should be careful in order not to be trapped by the enemy’s pre-determined plan and that any decision willingly or unwillingly should not help hostile policy of the bullying powers,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader said the hostile and explicit goals of enemies can be understood in words and writings and no one should forget that the camp of enemy has taken position against the Iranian nation and the country with ready arms, and added, “We should also carefully form our own camp and make due decisions and measures against enemies as per the situation.”
He said that of course, the officials are not the only ones who must detect the never-ending hostility of Zionists and Americans and people at large, specially those caring for the Revolution, should take the reality into consideration. “The statesmen, however, shoulder heavier duty in this respect.”
The Supreme Leader warned against complicated and gradual meddling of the enemy into Iran’s domestic affairs, and said the revolutionary stances and fundamentals of the late Imam Khomeini should be brought to the notice of the enemy without any fear and with no shy.
In relevant remarks on August 17, Ayatollah Khamenei described Iran and the US regional policies as complete opposite, and said Tehran was standing firm against Washington’s divisive plots in the region.
Addressing participants in the 8th International General Assembly of Islamic Radios and Televisions Union in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, and said, “Washington imagined that it could use this agreement whose fate is not clear yet – as its final approval is not yet a definite fact neither in Iran nor in the US – to find a way to wield influence in Iran; and this was their intention.”
But “we closed this path; and we will definitely keep it closed”, he underlined.
“We will not allow the US to influence (our) economy, or politics or culture. We will stand against such penetration with all our power – that is, thanks God, at a high level today,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“They seek to disintegrate the regional states and create small and subordinate countries but God willing, this will not happen,” Ayatollah Khamenei warned, elaborating on the US regional policies.
“Disintegration of Iraq and, if they can, Syria is the clear policy of the Americans, but the territorial integrity of the regional states, Iraq and Syria is highly important to us,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei elaborated on Iran’s regional policies, and said, “Iran fully supports resistance in the region, specially the resistance in Palestine, and will support anyone who struggles against Israel and strikes at the Zionist regime.”
Noting that fighting against the US divisive policies in the region was one of Iran’s main policies, he voiced strong protest at the propaganda efforts made in London under the pretext of supporting Shiites and against the Sunni Muslims, and said such moves merely serve the arrogant powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed Iran’s support for all the oppressed people, including the Bahrainis and the Yemenis, but meantime stressed, “Despite baseless claims, we don’t interfere in these countries but continue supporting the oppressed people.”
Iran and the world powers reached a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.
A week later, the UNSC unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Now the US Congress and the Iranian parliament have less than 60 days to review the deal to approve or reject its practice.
In relevant remarks some days after the agreement, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six world powers would not change Iran’s policy towards the US.
“In any case the policy of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic system vis-a-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 was ratified by the Iranian parliament or not, Iran would 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 would 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 would never yield to excessive demands of the enemies while safeguarding its defensive and security capabilities.