US sanctions, crime that target all Iranians: Leader
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, described the US illegal sanctions against Iran as a crime that targets all the Iranians.
Iran Press/Iran News: In the televised speech, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to the sanctions against the Iranian nation and called the sanctions crime against the Iranian nation.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted that the US sanctions are ostensibly against the Islamic Republic, but in reality, they are against the Iranian nation and are crimes.
Elsewhere in his remarks the Leader of the Revolution referred to the people's strive in helping those affected by the Corona outbreak and highlighted that "I do not know anywhere in the world and I have not seen a report that there is so much popular movement and popular support like Iran anywhere in the world. This is one of the characteristics of people in self-sacrifice.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the support should continue and stressed that some people were seriously affected by corona disease. Although most people had problems, not all suffered serious problems. Some had major problems that needed to be remedied. Who should compensate for this? People. Although government agencies must do their duties and are doing, all people must do as they did in the previous series of pious help. The faithful help is an example of being revolutionary.
The Leader stated that there is a lot of enmity with the Iranian nation today and went on to say that when the enmity increased, efforts and cooperation should be increased. When the enemy attacks, man must concentrate his forces. The enemies are trying to harass the Iranian nation. So we have to gather all our forces and work, like in the era of Holy Defense.
The Leader of the Revolution considered scientific measures as one of the important measures to confront the enemy and stated that I aware that practical work is currently being seriously pursued in various sectors. Scientific work to identify this virus and find a way to prevent its activity.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted that these scientific works are blessing, that is, they carry out important works naturally. During the time of the Holy Defense, for example, Martyr Baqeri was a young man who was doing ordinary work in a newspaper, but in the Holy Defense, he became a prominent commander and a prominent military designer. That is, his talent flourished. Here, too, those who are in the research field may become great researchers who do great work when they enter.
The Leader of the Revolution considered the goal of the enemies to sanction the Iranian nation as short-term, medium-term, and long-term and stated that their goal in the short term is to annoy the people. Namely, People get tired and confused and stand up to the government. They want to put enough pressure on the people to stand up to the Islamic system. You know that last year they said and this year they say that the hot summer, that is, the people should come and stand against the system, but they themselves got the hot summer.
The Leader made the remark that their medium-term goal is to impede the country's progress with sanctions. Mostly they want to hinder scientific progress. These are not my analyses and conjectures but exist in the midst of the remarks of politicians and their think tanks. The martyrdom of our nuclear scientists was, in their own words, to prevent the scientific progress of the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei, stating that the long-term goal of the enemy is to bankrupt the country and the government, added that the disintegration of the country's economy is another of their goals that if a country's economy collapses completely, it will not be possible for that country to survive."
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that they also have a goal to cut the Islamic Republic's relationship with the resistance forces in the region because they know that the Islamic Republic will help them as much as it can, so the enemies of the sanctions pursue these several goals which they are trying in vain.
In another part of his speech, the Leader stated that we suffered a lot of damage to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Leader of the Revolution, stating that sanctions have created problems and there is no doubt, said that not all the problems of the country are related to sanctions, some are due to poor management and some are related to the corona. There are livelihood problems that I will talk about, but what they want has not been achieved and will not be achieved. Incidentally, they also admit that their own dream is not realized. Now, in a lot of news coming from the West, people who are in the same think tanks admit that the intense pressure of sanctions and the intensity of the action taken by the United States did not yield results.
The Leader underscored that the second point is that in parallel with the sanctions, there is a current of distortion. Distortion of facts and subversion of facts regarding the realities of the country or the realities related to our country. This is one of the things they do. The purpose of distortion is twofold; One is a blow to the morale of the people, the other is giving the wrong address to solve the problem of sanctions. They are spending a lot of money and their leaders are suffocating themselves with talking too much against Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that there had been a weakening of the people's morale and the people's vitality, mobility and hope since the beginning of the revolution, adding that from the first day of the revolution, they wanted to let our people know that you are miserable and you are done. They said that by cutting ties with the United States and severing the bond that was between colonial Iran and the United States, the Iranian nation has suffered a lot. They are still pursuing the same thing. If there is a strong point that they absolutely deny or remain silent are great things are done in the country, but not a single case is reflected. If there is a weakness, they magnify it ten times and sometimes a hundred times.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered the enemy's goal to disappoint the Iranian youth and stated that the youth are the vanguard and the pioneers, and if hope is taken from them, they will stop. Of course, it also works in some. Inside, some people are repeating the same things.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the wrong address by the enemies and noted that they say if you want the sanctions to be lifted, you have to draw in the US horn. In short, this is it. Yes, some are impressed and repeat what the enemies want, whether it is about the country's weaknesses, downplaying the country's progress, or giving the wrong address. Of course, it does not affect most people, because they know the enemy and they know that they are talking biasedly. So the flow of distortion has not come to fruition.
The Leader of the Revolution, stating that if the current of distortion fails, the current of sanctions will definitely fail, said that the arena is the arena of the war of wills, when the current of sanctions fails and the will of the Iranian nation remains the same, they will prevail the enemy's will.
In another part of his speech with the Iranian nation, he said that today, the US' greatest enemy is its own nation.