Mar 22, 2020 11:53 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 06, 2020 18:59 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the US offer of help cannot be accepted as it is accused of creating coronavirus.

Iran PressIran news: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks on the occasion of the arrival of the new year as well as the auspicious occasion of Holy Prophet Mohammad's first revelation on Sunday 22 March, which was broadcast live on television networks.

"So far, Americans have said several times that they are ready to provide Iran with medical assistance. That's one of those weird words. They want us to import medicine from them," he said.

"First of all, Americans have their own shortage of facilities and pharmaceutical equipment; Both in the prevention and in treatment, they are terribly deficient, said Ayatollah Khamenei, adding: "Second, the United States is accused of producing the virus. I do not know whether this claim is true but if it is, then why we should trust them and get help from them," Iran's Leader underscored.

He further addressed the US leaders, saying: "Maybe, you would send us medicine that will make the virus last, and it is not unlikely. You may send physicians for treatment so they can see the effects of the virus in Iranian society and complete their information and increase their hostility. It is said that part of the virus was produced against the Iranian people."

He was referring to the US officials’ humanitarian gesture despite Washington’s efforts to make Iranians’ livelihood worse. They have claimed the US is ready to help Iran deal with coronavirus.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution had warned earlier that the outbreak might be the result of a “biological attack” against the Islamic Republic.

'Production Leap', one of the tools of power

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said: "I have said many times that the country needs to be strong. This is our main goal, and this is taken from the Quran because it says how strong you can be. We need to be powerful. It's not just military power, it's much broader than military power, but also economic, scientific, political, and propaganda power."

"Today, preserving the young population of the country is one of the tools of power and if I emphasize on fertility because our young generation must grow. In a country where young people are scarce, progress is slow," Ayatollah Khamenei added.

"Today, power is vital in cyberspace. The cyberspace is dominating the lives of people all over the world. Power in health is significant, which thank God Iran has made great efforts in this regard," the Leader highlighted.

"The production leap I raised this year is one of the tools of power. The leap in production requires government bodies to perform their duties including the fight against corruption," he stated.

He further noted the outbreak of the coronavirus and said: "Today, most countries are involved with the virus. Some admitted it, but some countries hide it. Although the virus may cause problems, we must be patient with observing the health protocols and guidelines to resolve the problem."

Freedom, human dignity, social justice existed in Islam before West know about

He extended congratulations to the Iranian people and all the Muslims of the world on the occasion of Holy Prophet Mohammad's first revelation.

Ayatollah Khamenei said: "Mab'ath is an important day. This is the day when God assigned his great prophets to believe in the Prophet of Islam and help him. Helping him means to introduce him to their followers, and ask the followers to believe in him.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei further added that the name and symbols of Prophet Mohammad have existed in undistorted Torah and Gospel and his name also has been mentioned by Prophet Jesus.

He also referred to Islamic concepts and values ​​and said: "Freedom, human dignity, and social justice are among Islamic values ​​and concepts."

Ayatollah Khamenei's Nowruz speech used to hold every year on the first day of the New Year and in the holy shrine of Razavi in Mashhad but this year it wan not held due to health recommendations to prevent coronavirus spread.

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