28-01-2020 09:40 AM Jerusalem Timing

Iran Must Dictate Might to US in Persian Gulf: Leader

Iran Must Dictate Might to US in Persian Gulf: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Iran must show off its military power to the US in the Persian Gulf waters.

leaderLeader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Iran must show off its military power to the US in the Persian Gulf waters.

“The Persian Gulf coast and much of the coasts of the Sea of Oman belong to this powerful [Iranian] nation, therefore we have to be present in this region, [stage] maneuvers and show off our power,” the Leader said on Monday addressing a group of teachers.

Ayatollah Khamenei rebuffed the US government’s demands that Iran should not hold military drills in the Persian Gulf.

“It is the Americans who should explain why they have come here from that corner of the world to mount exercises,” the Leader said.

“This is how bullying powers must be countered,” added Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Leader noted that the enemy will have to “back down” in the face of the strength of the Iranian nation.

“But when we hesitate and refrain from showing off the principles and elements of our power to the enemy or if we are scared, the enemy will grow brazen,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Leader also said some governments in the Middle East are implementing the US schemes for the region without getting any quid pro quo.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the US, Zionist capitalists and some arrogant governments are the manifestation of “international system of dominance” that is seeking to sway the future generations of countries in its own favor.

Tehran, Seoul must resist US malice in ties: Leader

Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says relations between Iran and South Korea must not be influenced by the US biased attitude.

“The relations between Iran and South Korea must not be tied to sanctions and must not be affected by the US influence and spitefulness, rather the communications between the two countries must be ‘persistent, stable, strong and cordial’,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with the visiting South Korean President, Park Geun-Hye, in Tehran on Monday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was also present in the Monday meeting.

The South Korean president arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday for a three-day official visit to discuss ways to strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries.