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Iranians to survive US sanctions through unity: US Muslim leader


US is trying to make it difficult for the Iranian nation to carry out the mission of the Islamic Revolution, but the nation will be victorious at the end if it perseveres the hardship through solidarity, the leader of American Muslims said on Sunday.

Referring to the sanctions the US President Donald Trump has described them the most stringent sanctions the US has ever imposed on any nation, Louis Farrakhan who was addressing an audience at University of Tehran, pointed to the Qur’anic verse that ‘nothing happens, but by active or permissive will of Allah’.

“Hard trials are necessary to establish the truth,” he cited the Holy Qur’an.

“If you believe in the [Islamic] Revolution that was started by Imam Khomeini to make Iran that light that carries the will of God to the entire world,” he said, adding, ‘Then we should know that Allah is not going to place you a burden beyond your scope.”

“But Allah does not give you an assignment or a mission to establish his truth without backing you with the strength necessary for carrying out the assignment,” the leader of American Movement Nation of Islam said.

The 84-year-old religious leader said, “So America is making it very hard for Iran to successfully carry out its mission, but if you have the strength to persevere under these hard trials, the victory will be yours.”

Trump has ordered the sanctions be put in place on November 4.

“And the great reward will be realized not only by you, but by your children during and after the sanctions.”

Farrakhan called on the Iranian people to maintain their solidarity in the face of the sanctions by overcoming the domestic divisions and differences.

“If you don’t work to end the division inside Iran, you will not survive the sanctions,” he said.

The division that has split the world Muslims into various groups, including Shia and Sunni, is a main reason that they are losing their strength.

“America is losing all over the world, and under President Trump, America is losing at a very quick pace,” Farrakhan said.

Trump has attacked the institutions that are pillars of the so-called democracy in the West, he said, adding, ‘The US has never been a democracy.’

‘It has always favored the rich, the powerful, the connected,’ the Muslim leader said.

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