Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s representative at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ali Saeedi warned that the US is attempting to separate Iran from the axis of resistance.
“Detaching Iran from the axis of resistance… and containment of Iran’s nuclear activities are among the United States’ important goals through its strategy of interaction with Iran,” Saeedi said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.
He reiterated that the Americans will surely not provide Iran with technology and know-how, and said, “We can only take wide strides by relying on our thoughts and believing ourselves.”
Earlier this month, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei cautioned that despite the nuclear deal and Washington’s claims, the US is still seeking to change the ruling system in Iran.
“The reality is that the US objectives vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran have not changed at all and if they can, they will not hesitate a moment to annihilate the Islamic Republic but they cannot, and with God’s help, they will fail in materializing this goal in the future too in light of industrious moves by the youth, increasing and deepening insight of the nation and Iran’s progress,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in Tehran, addressing the Iranian university students and pupils on the threshold of the ‘Students Day’ and the ‘Day of Campaign against Arrogance’ in Iran.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei referred to certain superficial and unreal flexibilities shown by the US during the recent nuclear talks with Iran, and said that the reality behind such behavior is that the US is still pursuing the same inimical policies towards Iran, which will never be forgotten by the Iranian nation.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underscored that the US support for the criminal Zionist regime and the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against the Yemeni people reveals Washington’s real face.
Supreme Leader referred to Iran’s normal relations with other world states even those who show some hypocritical behavior towards the Iranian nation, but said the US which uses every pretext to hit a blow at the nation and annihilate the Islamic Republic is an exception to this rule, reiterating that “religion, wisdom, conscience and humanity all stand against such friendship”.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the US continued practical enmity towards the Islamic Republic, and said religious beliefs are the root cause of this enmity as it is the source inspiring the Iranian nation with resistance. “Therefore, they have targeted those beliefs using new instruments but our students and youth will foil such tricks and plots.”
Also in November, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei reiterated that it would be meaningless to Iran to take part in direct talks with the US on the regional issues as Washington is Tehran’s foe standing against a fair solution of the regional problems.
“The main culprit behind these insecurities (in the region) is the US support for the Zionist regime and the terrorist groups and these policies are 180 degrees different from those of the Islamic Republic,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in Tehran, addressing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, his deputies and Iran’s diplomatic corps abroad.
Supreme Leader rejected direct talks with the US on the regional issues, and said, “The Americans are after imposing their (will and) interests and not resolving the problems. They want to impose 60% to 70% of their demands in the negotiations and implement and impose their remaining goals in practice and illegally; therefore, what is the meaning of (such) negotiations?”