Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian authorities and people not to back down in the face of the United States’ ever-increasing demands.
In a meeting with a group of top university students and members of Iran’s National Elite Foundation on Wednesday, Imam Khamenei said that the Iranian people have proved during the imposed war on Tehran the possibility of defeating enemy.
“We have, time and again, told [Iranian authorities] that if you surrender in the nuclear [case], they (Americans) will bring up the issue of the missiles. If you back down further, they will pick on the issue of [Iran’s] support for resistance,” the Leader asserted.
“If you keep backing down even further, they will bring up [the issue of] human rights. Then, if you accept their standards, they will go for eliminating the religious standards in [our] government,” the Imam Khamenei added.
His eminence was pointing to recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has said that the Islamic Republic’s continued support for the resistance movement in the region made it “very difficult” to help Tehran improve its banking system and business practices.
The Leader said that some American officials would cite his “pessimism towards the US” during their meetings with Iranian officials, asking, “How can one [ever] be optimistic towards you, given such remarks?”
In this context, Imam Khamenei said that western calls for Iran to join the international community are aimed at recycling the culture of subordination.
The Leader further highlighted Iran’s vast capacities for making progress as well as its human and natural resources, saying even the Westerners admit this issue.
Source: Press TV