The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Kyrgyzstani President Almazbek Atambayev in Tehran on Saturday pointed out that, “Hegemonic and aggressor powers constantly conspire against all nations in the world; but, Islam seeks the dignity of Muslims nations; and the sole way to oppose and ward off the powers’ evil is resisting and strengthening the relations of Muslim countries.”
During the meeting which was also attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in the Iranian capital, Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the recent remarks by President Atambayev regarding Kyrgyzstan’s intentions to discontinue access by the US military forces to the Kyrgyzstani Manas air base, and emphasized the need to counter bullying behavior by world powers.
The Leader also noted that the basis of Iran’s foreign policy is enhancing the relations between Islamic countries.
The Leader pointed out that said the US, with only a 200-year-old history wants to impose its will on a country like Iran, whose civilization and history is 5,000 years old adding that this is an impossible feat.
During the meeting with the Leader, President Atambayev, for his part, said he was pleased to be visiting Iran and said the Islamic Republic and Kyrgyzstan are two two nations with brotherly ties and a common religion, history and culture.
“The spirit of seeking freedom and independence is there in both nations,” the Kyrgyzstani president said.
Hailing resistance of Iranian government and nation against the US, the Kyrgyz president said Iran was not defeated in the face of sanctions, rather gained more consolidation.
'We consider the Islamic Republic of Iran as a model for ourselves,' he said.
The Kyrgyzstani president arrived in Tehran on Friday for an official three-day visit at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation. Atambayev’s visit is taking place upon the official invitation of his Iranian counterpart.