“On the US, settlement of no problem can be imagined and negotiations with that country will yield no fruit but material and spiritual damage,” the Supreme Leader stressed.
Ayatollah Khamenei also underscored that the Iranian nation in addition to the criminal US, considers a number of European governments as “cunning and unreliable”, adding that the government should set boundaries with them and should not withdraw even a step from its revolutionary and national values, should not fear their hollow threats, should consider the country and nation’s honor in all conditions and resolve its solvable problems with them through talks, but of course from a revolutionary stance.
The Leader also made an implicit mention of US coalition-making efforts against Iran, and said the US once relied on a number of traitor Iranians or several fighter jets and helicopters to overcome the Iranian nation, but the growing power of the Islamic Republic throughout time has now forced it to resort to a big coalition of tens of hostile or intimidated governments, “and of course, it will be defeated again in this confrontation”.
“Today, the (US) challenge is the presence of the mighty Iran at the borders of the Zionist regime blocking the illegitimate influence of the US in West Asia and the Islamic Republic’s support for the struggles of the Palestinian fighters in the heart of the occupied territories and defending the flag of Hezbollah and resistance hoisting across the region,” he added.
Referring to Iran’s growing power despite all western sanctions and pressures, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that blocking Iran’s access to simple weapons was the West’s main problem in the past, but today its problem is preventing transfer of advanced Iran-made arms to the resistance forces.
He said the world is now witnessing new moves by the Islamic Awakening movement based on the paradigm of resistance against the US and Zionism’s hegemony, as well as the failure of the US policies in West Asia and crippling of their traitor collaborators in the region and the Islamic Republic’s powerful political presence in West Asia.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said that the Islamic Republic has special features, adding that everything has a lifespan except for “the universal mottos of this religious revolution because virtues like freedom, ethics, spirituality, justice, independence, honor, rationality and brotherhood are in the nature of humanity”. He underlined that the revolution is positively sensitive to criticism, but never distances itself from values. It is flexible and ready to correct its mistakes but is not revisable and passive. It has not faced stagnation after being formed and does not lack sense and understanding of the new phenomena and situations, he added.
It is highly bound to its principles and highly sensitive to the boundaries with its rivals and enemies. The revolution, since the very first day has not been merciless, has not shed blood and has not been passive and uncertain. It has not fired the first bullet in any battle but it has defended itself after the enemy’s attack and given a crushing response to the enemy. It has defended the oppressed people and has clearly and bravely stood against the bullying of powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei also entrusted the young generation with 7 missions for the second long stride of the Islamic Revolution.
The 7 missions are as follows:
Science and research; knowledge is the most obvious instrument for a country’s honor and power. Iran is still in distance from the peaks of the world’s knowledge and it should conquer them.
Spirituality and ethics; spirituality means highlighting the ethical values and respecting the ethical virtues.
Economy; the young, wise, faithful and specialized people in economic issues in the government should implement the resistance economy.
Justice and fighting corruption; discrimination in distribution of public resources, advantages to special people and tolerance to those who deceive others in economy which all lead to injustice are forbidden and negligence to the people who need support is not acceptable at all.
Independence and freedom; national independence means the freedom of the nation and government of the world hegemonic powers’ bullying and imposition of their will. And social freedom means the right of decision-making, acting and thinking for all people in the society.
National honor, foreign relations and setting boundaries with enemy; the three are branches of the principle of honor, prudence and expediency in the international relations.
Lifestyle; the West’s attempts to promote the western lifestyle in Iran has inflicted ethical, economic, religious and political damages on our country and nation; confrontation against it needs all-out and wise jihad (efforts) and the young people are the ones that the nation has pinned hope on in this regard.
The full text of Ayatollah Khamenei’s statement will be released later.