Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that “Khamenei stated that Saudi Arabia has not yet been able to force the people of Yemen to surrender after six years. He said that the US has trapped the Saudis in the quagmire of the Yemeni War.”
According to the Supreme Leader’s official website, Khamenei.ir, “On the first day of the Persian New Year 1400 AH, which has been named the year of “Production: Support and Removing Barriers,” Imam Khamenei – the Leader of the Islamic Revolution – delivered his annual speech in a live broadcast this evening. In his speech, Imam Khamenei stated that Saudi Arabia has not yet been able to force the people of Yemen to surrender after six years. He said that the US has trapped the Saudis in the quagmire of the Yemeni War.
The following is an excerpt of the statements His Eminence made in his speech:
“US’s Maximum Pressure policy has failed. The Former Fool was kicked out in such a way that it was a disgrace for both him and the US. All praise is due to God and by His Glory, the Islamic Republic stands strong and powerful.”
“After this too, if the new US govt seeks to deal with Iran using a maximum pressure policy, it will fail too. The current US administration will also be kicked out and gone, while the Islamic Iran will stand strong with increasing power and dignity.”
“Iran’s policy regarding JCPOA has been clearly stated. This policy will never be violated at all. The US must lift all sanctions. After verifying that sanctions have truly been lifted, we will return to JCPOA commitments. We don’t trust US’s mere promises; actions are needed!”
“I’ve heard some Americans say today’s situation is different from when JCPOA was signed and some JCPOA Articles must be changed. True!
During this time, a govt took office in the US that disgraced and humiliated the US. If a change is to be made, it should be to the benefit of Iran.”
“Regarding the JCPOA, Iran is in no rush. We are very patient. We are moving forward. If they implement the policy Iran has announced, we will return to our commitments. If they don’t, things will continue the way they are going today.”
He also said that the production movement in the country should be continued and underlined that obstacles hindering production have to be removed.
Earlier yesterday, Ayatollah Khamenei, issued a message on the new Iranian year wherein he described 1399 as the year of the manifestation of the Iranian nation’s capabilities both in face of COVID-19 and in confronting enemies’ maximum pressure.
His Eminence chose the slogan “Production: support and the elimination of obstacles” for the year 1400.
In his today speech, Ayatollah Khamenei recalled that the beginning of the last century, 1300, was the beginning of Reza Khan’s dictatorship who came to power with the UK Coup, and now the beginning of the new century in the year 1400 coincides with the upcoming elections, he underlined.
The year 1300 was the onset of Reza khan’s dictatorship and the UK Coup was in fact carried out by Reza Khan, he noted.
In fact, the rule was dependent, dictatorial, and was controlled by the UK in the country, he further noted.
This year, entering the century 1400 should be named the year of elections, Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that the current period of time shows that the Iranian system now is based on national self-confidence and self-reliance; that is the difference in this century.
Last year’s slogan, “surge in production”, was not completely realized, he stated, though some progress in important manufacturing areas were achieved if it is evaluated fairly.
There is a complete list proving the rise of the productions, he stated, noting that some areas including home appliances, car tires, aluminum, petrochemical, and steel experienced growth.
Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech was broadcast live on TV, his official website, and his official pages on social media. Due to protocols to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading, he did not travel to Mashad for addressing the nation this year.