Our Battle is with Global Hegemony: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran’s battle is not with a bunch of rioters who have recently wreaked havoc in the country.” “The main confrontation is with the global hegemony”, said the Iranian Supreme Leader.
“These few people are either oblivious, ignorant, or mercenaries,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a meeting with members of Basij volunteer force in Tehran on the occasion of Basij Week.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that the recent riots are part of the West’s pressure campaign. It was against the Iran to arm-twist it into compromising on its rights in the negotiations, which have deadlocked over Washington’s lack of commitment.
“A group of people who claim to have political understanding, but whose analyses in newspapers and virtual space really sadden one. In order to end these riots, you should solve your problems with America and listen to the voice of the people,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei also mentioned the American ‘bad faith’ in the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under this deal Iran had agreed to curtail its nuclear energy program in return for relief from sanctions.
“First they say you stop 20% enrichment, then 5% enrichment. Later they demanded to stop the entire nuclear industry. Then they wanted a change to the constitution. Thy want locking us up behind the borders and emptying Iran’s hands and shutting down its defence industries,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“JCPOA 2 means that Iran completely abandons its regional presence. JCPOA 3 means Iran commits not to produce any strategic and important weapons such as missiles and drones and becomes empty-handed in the face of aggression,” Ayatollah Khamenei further said while adding that “No zealous Iranian, will submit to paying such ransoms. Even those who possibly do not like the Islamic Republic. Therefore, negotiating with America will not solve any problem. Unless a ransom is paid in all basic issues and all red lines are crossed, it will not end.”
The Supreme Leader finally called on state officials to keep a watchful eye on the unfolding developments. He stressed that the enemies of Iranian revolution are trying to dominate the minds and influence the world public opinion by spreading the lies and fake news.