The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei pointed out that the enemy seeks to create hurdles through sanctions and threats, and downplay Iran’s achievements through propaganda, as its two major strategies against the Iranian nation.
“The center of conspiracy and the basis of hostility with the Iranian nation is the US government,” Supreme Leader noted.
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the effects of the West’s embargoes against Iran over its nuclear energy program, saying, “Besides the negative effects of the sanctions, a highly positive impact also took place and the huge potential of the Iranian nation was activated and the talents of the youths of our country flourished.”
“Thanks to the sanctions, the Iranian nation embarked on enormous activities and massive infrastructural works were done in the year 1391 [Persian calendar year].”
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei alluded to the repeated offers of direct talks with the Islamic Republic by the United States and said, “through different ways and messages, the Americans try to negotiate with us on the nuclear issue, but I am not optimistic about these talks.”
“I am not opposed to talks with regard to the nuclear issue, but certain issues must be clarified,” his eminence said.
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the US claim that they intend to be honest in their talks with Iran, noting that “we have repeatedly asserted that we do not seek nuclear weapons but you do not believe this honest word; why should we accept your word?”
“Negotiation is an American tactic for deceiving the public opinion and if it is otherwise the Americans should prove it,” the Supreme Leader said.
Touching on Iran’s comprehensive negotiations with the P5+1 (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei stated that Washington does not want the talks to come to a conclusion, adding: “With regard to the nuclear issue, Iran only wants the recognition of its rights to enrichment.”
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that the US seeks to prolong the course of the negotiations in an attempt to “paralyze” the Iranian nation and said: “Iran will never be crippled and if the Americans want the issue to be over, there is one simple solution which is the US should put aside its enmity with the Iranian nation.”