Top cleric: US-led sanctions provide for growth, eloquence of Iran
Interim Friday prayers leader of Tehran Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard said that the US-led anti-Iran sanctions will prepare the grounds for further growth and eloquence of the Islamic system.
Iran press/Iran news: Referring to the US attempts to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran through imposition of draconian sanctions, Hojjat ul-Islam Aboutorabifard said the current sanctions would play the same role to Iran as those played during the sacred defence era when the country's defensive sovereignty was promoted irrespective of all hardships and difficulties and the Islamic Republic was able to successfully contain the US and the Zionist regime's war machine, Iran Press reported.
Despite the sanctions imposed against Iran, the country's industry, Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) in particular, enjoys state-of-art technology. IAIO enjoys the highest technology for designing and manufacturing equipment and hardware.
Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.
Tehran's interim Friday prayers leader noted that the US unilateral policies have caused Washington's confrontation with more than two billion people worldwide. However, he said, the confrontation would certainly end in total failure for the US as documented by many political and economic experts all across the US, Europe and Asia.
Meanwhile,on August, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned that the US was seeking to sow the seeds of discord among Muslims and added, "Look at the behavior of the arrogant and criminal U.S. today. Its' essential policy against Islam and the Muslims is warmongering".
The former member of Iran's parliament said the country's strategy was to deter escalation and wars in the region through its defensive power.
Aboutorabifard said the US has been seeking to sow the seeds of war in the Islamic world but the Islamic Republic would not allow the US reach its goals.
"Today, the Islamic Ummah is standing on top of the peaks of power and the world should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran, relying on its deterrence capacity, won't let the US and its puppet al-Saud regime launch a new war in the Islamic world," said the high-ranking cleric.
He added that the specter of war will disappear from the region thanks to the sovereignty of the Islamic Ummah in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, and the sinister Saudi regime, which is hated today by all the scientific and political elites, with no supporter other than the United States and the Zionist regime, it is no longer on a position to continue with new warmongering policies in the region.
Elsewhere, he called on the government to pay due attention to the country's all scientific and research capacities in the process of drafting the new budget bill of 2018-2019 fiscal year.