Negotiation with US ‘forbidden’: Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Khamanei
Leader of the Revolution has asserted that negotiation with US has no benefit, yet bearing innumerous disadvantages.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution received commanders and staff of IRGC Naval Forces along with their families here in Tehran on Wednesday morning.
Addressing the gathering, Ayatollah Khamenei described the reason behind opposition to any negotiations with the United States; “Our opposition to negotiation with US has a reason; the Islamic Republic’s talk with US means infiltration. They want to pave the way for imposition. During nuclear talks, they seized any opportunity to infiltrate; thanks to God, Iranian side was vigilant, yet they gained opportunities to act against our national interests.”
“Negotiation with US is forbidden as it bears innumerous disadvantages and no benefit. It is different from negotiating with a state which has different facilities and motivations,” highlighted the Leader and elaborated that “the current challenge of the country is because of some inconsiderate or naïve people who do not realize such realities; however, they are few and a minority in front of huge number of Revolutionary, insightful and aware people in country. But they are active, they write, speak, repeat and are supported by enemies.”
Referring to questions raised over Islamic tradition whereas Imam Ali negotiated with Zubair and Imam Hussein with Umar Sa’ad, to justify talks with the United States, Leader of the Revolution emphasized that the two Imams harshly criticized the other side and advised them; “their talks was not the same as negotiations in today world; negotiation, today, means deal and give and take,” the Leader stated and rhetorically asked “did Imam Ali deal with Zubair or Imam Hussein with Ibn Sa’ad? Do you understand history and interpret Imams’ lives like this?”
Ayatollah Khamenei further throw harsh criticism for the United States by pointing to latest developments in the region. “They consider no value for human lives; they attack a hospital, murder tens of patients and simply say ‘sorry, it was a mistake!’”
“In Palestine, Bahrain & other places, there are such calamities happening that brutality and barbarity of their doers is shocking. World’s big threat is this hypocrisy and duplicity.”
He also shed more light on US hostility toward the country by stating that “enemy’s goal was to make Persian Gulf region insecure for Iran. But presence of Revolutionary youths and IRGC Navy made the sea insecure for themselves, and they suffered damages to their navy, helicopters and oil tankers.”