Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the top world powers have opposed the Islamic Republic since its inception but have failed to achieve any of their objectives.
“Since the first day of the (1979) Revolution until today, the number one materialistic powers in the world have stood against the Islamic establishment but have failed to make any headway in this regard,” the Leader said in a meeting with the commanders and staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force on Monday, PRESS TV reports.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader pointed to the upcoming parliamentary and the Assembly of Experts elections and said participating in the February 26 votes is a “duty” for all the Iranians.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called for boosting the country’s economy and said, “If we strengthen the country’s economy from inside, the majority of problems, including unemployment, stagnation and inflation, will be eliminated.”
The Leader said there is a “hostile front” against Iran in economy, culture and social issues, stressing that “whenever enemy cannot continue its hostility, it deals its blows [to our country] in the guise of a friend.”