20-11-2019 01:56 AM Jerusalem Timing

Leader: Sanctions Provided Iran with Chance to Develop Resistance Economy

Leader: Sanctions Provided Iran with Chance to Develop Resistance Economy

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday said the enemies imposed sanctions on Iran to deal a blow to the economy but to no avail.

Imam KhameneiSupreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday said the enemies imposed sanctions on Iran to deal a blow to the economy but to no avail.

"Now that Iran has entered into negotiations with them they are surprised that Iran managed to naturalize the so-called crippling sanctions," the Supreme Leader noted, addressing a huge gathering on the occasion of new Iranian year.

The Supreme Leader said that the sanctions, though were unlawful under international law, provided Iran with an opportunity to develop independent economy.

"They thought that by the crippling sanctions the people will stage protest against the government, so they engineered the sanctions to divide the people and the government."

Under the current circumstances that the US imposed undeclared war, everyone making efforts to get out of situation victoriously has made a religious Jihad, said Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Supreme Leader advised the government to explore the potentials of the inner economy and said that the national economy has extensive capacity which have not been explored yet.

"The government must utilize the great potentials of the national economy to get out of the current situation victoriously."

The Supreme Leader rejected the idea that compromise with the Western governments will lead the national economy to a boom citing manipulation of oil prices by the Western governments.

The Supreme Leader rejected the proposal put forward by US President Barak Obama in Norouz message to Iranian people that Iranians must accept the US dictation if they want to salvage the national economy.

Imam Khamenei asserted that the nuclear deal with the West will not be lead to a more comprehensive cooperation on other regional causes. 

The Supreme Leader called for pursuing the resistance economy.

The Supreme Leader protested to Obama for sending the message directly to the people ignoring the status of the Iranian government.

The Leader said that the government must spare no effort to go ahead with the resistance economy.

Imam Sayyed Ali Khameni also encouraged people to fully observe performance of prayers and other virtues of Islam.