Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran : Iranian nation will resist against sanctions, not surrender
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Armed Forces intelligence staff on Wednesday.
“By [imposing] sanctions and [mounting] pressures, the arrogant front is doing everything to force the Iranian nation to surrender, but this nation endures [all] hardships because it has realized the enemy’s plot and tactic and strategic goal, and [therefore] it (nation) acts based on [that] proper understanding,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the Islamic Republic is the manifestation of divine promises being delivered, adding, “Despite all pressures and enemy plots, after 34 years, the Islamic establishment is now respected, powerful and influential in regional and international affairs.
The Leader noted that during Iran’s post-election unrest in 2009, “the enemy thought that a decade of hatching plots against the Islamic Republic has yielded results, but the Iranian nation came to the scene and [punched] international opponents and opposition in the mouth, not to mention domestic mercenaries who are nothing in the face of the greatness of the Iranian nation.”