As he voiced support to the Iranian delegation negotiating the world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the Islamic Republic will not step back an iota from its nuclear rights.
Addressing the commanders and members of the Basij volunteer force in Tehran on Wednesday, Imam Khamenei said there are red lines that the Iranian negotiators will have to observe.
His eminence vowed to “slap aggressors in the face in such a way they will never forget,” in case of a military strike against the Islamic Republic.
“We do insist that we will not step back one iota from our rights,” the leader said.
“We do not intervene in the details of these talks. There are certain red lines and limits. These have to be observed. They are instructed to abide by those limits.”
“They should not be afraid of what the enemy says,” his eminence added.
The remarks come as the so-called P5+1 group of world powers — the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany — seek an elusive deal with Iran on i9ts nuclear program.
The P5+1 representatives and Iranian negotiators, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, meet for the third time in a little over a month in the Swiss capital on Wednesday.
The leader insisted that the Zionist entity is doomed to collapse.
“The Zionist regime is a regime whose pillars are extremely shaky and is doomed to collapse.”
“Any phenomenon that is created by force cannot endure,” he said in comments broadcast live on state television.
Imam Khamenei also said that sanctions against Iran are one of the tools that the enemies of Iran are using to defeat the Iranian nation.
The Leader added: the enemies’ mistake is that “they have not learned from their past mistakes.”
His eminence noted that US officials know that sanctions against Iran are ineffectual.
The leader also said unlike what some people think, heroic leniency does not mean giving up the ideals of the Islamic establishment it means artistic maneuvers to achieve objectives.
Source: Al Manar