The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the Iranian nation has, despite all enemy pressures, managed to defuse all the plots hatched by enemies against the country.
“The Iranian nation has not allowed the front of arrogance to implement its conspiracies despite all pressures and even the martyrdom of the young Iranian scientists,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing a large number of people in Tehran on Wednesday on the threshold of the 9th parliamentary elections in Iran due to be held on Friday.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei referred to the different problems that the western powers are facing at present, specially the anti-government rallies held in the US and the European states, and said, “Enemies’ (bad) dreams for the Iranian nation has come true but for themselves and this is a victory for the Iranian nation.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the current conditions in Iran, and said today the Iranian nation is moving ahead in all areas and dimensions and is more spirited and determined than any other time in the past.
The Supreme Leader’s remarks on pressures against Iran partly alluded to the latest assassination plot staged by the US, British and Israeli spy agencies against Iranian scientists.
In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of Ahmadi Roshan’s car during the rush-hour in the capital in January. His driver was also killed in the terrorist attack.
The assassination method used in the bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani – who is now the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization – and his colleague Majid Shahriari. Abbasi Davani survived the attack, while Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.
After Roshan was assassinated, Zionist Occupation Israeli sources confirmed that the terrorist attack was a joint operation carried out by the agents of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
In attempts to impede Iran’s progress, Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the NPT entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.
Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran’s nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries. Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants.