Alwaght: Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US officials would never realize their dream of forcing the Iranian nation to surrender.
The US is still making “big mistakes” on different regional issues, particularly on its behavior towards the Iranian nation, the Leader said.
“Wake up and realize the fact! The Islamic Republic…is strong and is becoming stronger day by day,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a sermon to worshippers at the Eid al-Fitr mass prayers marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that Iran will never bow to excessive demands over its "defense and security" capabilities.
“Amid an atmosphere of threat the enemies have created, as far as safeguarding its defense and security capabilities are concerned, the Islamic Republic will never bow to the enemy’s excessive demands,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader added that whether the text of the nuclear conclusion, recently reached with world powers, is approved or not, Iran will never allow any “exploitation” of it.
“God willing, the country’s defense capabilities and security privacy will be safeguarded. No one will be allowed to harm the fundamental principles of the Islamic establishment,” Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out.
The Leader further emphasized that the latest round of negotiations between Iran and the six world powers and the text of the nuclear conclusion would never lead to a change in the Islamic Republic’s policies towards the “arrogant US government.”
The US policies on regional issues are exactly on the opposite site to those pursued by Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He said that the Americans accuse Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and the anti-Israeli axis of resistance, which are the most dedicated national defense forces, of terrorism while they support the “Zionist, terrorist and infanticidal” Israeli regime.
The Leader said American officials have been engaged in ranting following the end of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries due to internal problems inside the United States, adding, “The fact is something else.”
The US officials claim that they have blocked Iran’s alleged development of nuclear weapons, the Leader stated, noting that the Islamic Republic, based on Qur'anic teachings, regards the production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons as forbidden.
“This has nothing to do with the negotiations,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He said the six world powers have been making efforts over the past 10-12 years with the purpose of bringing a halt to Iran’s nuclear industry but they finally had no option but to “tolerate” thousands of centrifuges in Iran and the continuation of the country’s research and development plan.
“This is the outcome of the Iranian nation’s resistance and bravery and the creativity of dear Iranian scientists,” the Leader said.
The Leader added that US President Barack Obama has claimed that he can “destroy” the Iranian Army.
Ayatollah Khamenei said if the US officials want to correctly use their experience, they should know that “Iran welcomes no war and will initiate no war. But in case of any war, the aggressive and criminal US” will emerge loser.
The Leader noted that Iran would never negotiate with the US on mutual, regional and international issues and said, “We sometimes held negotiations [with the US] on exceptional cases such as the nuclear issue based on the [national] interests.”
The Leader further emphasized that whether the text of the nuclear conclusion is approved or not, Iran would never stop its support for “our friends in the region.”
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that Iran will always support the oppressed Palestinian, Yemeni, Iraqi and Bahraini people as well as the Syrian nation and government and fighters of the resistance movement.
The Leader also expressed gratitude to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team for holding “lengthy and breath-taking talks” with the P5+1 countries in Vienna and said the country’s officials are expected to heed national interests in reviewing the final text adopted in the Austrian capital.
Sectarian, tribal wars protecting Israeli regime
Elsewhere, Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said the ongoing sectarian and tribal wars have been imposed on the Middle East region to deflect Muslims’ attention away from the atrocities of the Israeli regime.
The Leader made the remarks in a Saturday meeting with senior Iranian officials and ambassadors of Muslim countries posted in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
“If the Islamic Ummah were united and relied on their own commonalities, they would certainly be a unique power in the international political scene but big powers have imposed such divisions on the Islamic Ummah to pursue their own interests and safeguard the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader added that certain incompetent officials in Muslim countries support the “illegitimate” Israeli regime, noting that arrogant powers created “criminal” terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and the ISIS.
“Iran has no trust in the US because American politicians are completely dishonest and unfair,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He stressed the importance of reinforcing unity among Muslim nations, and said Shia and Sunni Muslims have long coexisted peacefully in the region.
“With regard to regional issues like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Bahrain, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not pursue its own interests but it believes that the main decision-makers in these counties are the nations and others have no right to interfere and make decisions,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to arrogant powers’ policies on Yemen, saying the US is supporting the Arab country's fugitive former president who left the country at a sensitive juncture .
He added that arrogant powers also seek to overthrow a popular government in Iraq, sow discord among Muslims and divide the country, but the Islamic Republic’s policy vis-a-vis its western neighbor is based on supporting a democratic government, resisting factors of civil wars and defending Iraq’s territorial integrity.
Arrogant powers intend to oust the Syrian government which is strongly resisting the Israeli regime, the Leader said, adding that Iran considers an anti-Zionist country as useful for the Muslim world.
Ayatollah Khamenei once again reaffirmed Iran’s support for the Lebanese resistance movement due to its bravery and genuine resistance against aggressive powers.
“The Americans dub the Lebanese resistance as terrorist and regard Iran as a supporter of terrorism because of its support for the Lebanese Hezbollah, while the Americans, themselves, are real terrorists who have created Daesh [ISIS] and support the wicked Zionists,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei further pointed to the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in Vienna, and called on the Iranian nation to remain united because the negotiators are pursuing national interests.