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Leader of Islamic Ummah Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei urges authorities not to back down against US

19 October 2016 20:29

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Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian authorities not to back down in the face of the United States’ ever-increasing demands.

Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with a group of top university students and members of Iran’s National Elites Foundation.

“We have, time and again, told [Iranian authorities] that if you surrender in the nuclear [case], they (Americans) will bring up the issue of the missiles. If you back down further, they will pick on the issue of [Iran’s] support for resistance,” Supreme Leader asserted.

“If you keep backing down even further, they will bring up [the issue of] human rights. Then, if you accept their standards, they will go for eliminating the religious standards in [our] government,” the Leader added.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that some American officials would cite his “pessimism towards the US” during their meetings with Iranian officials, asking, “How can one [ever] be optimistic towards you, given such remarks?”

The Leader further highlighted Iran’s vast capacities for making progress as well as its human and natural resources, saying even the Westerners admit this issue.

The praise for Iran’s potentials is not “mere rhetoric,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei added, warning that hindering Iran’s scientific progress is among the major goals of enemies.

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