Nation is committed to resist enemy economic pressures, Tehran Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Ahmad Khatami said in his second sermon here Friday, IRNA reported.
'Economic difficulties in Iran are partly because of foreign embargos but the decision-makers can help decrease the pressures by fulfilling coordinated economic programs.'
Khatami noted that the world powers who have sanctioned Iran are dealing with dire economic and social crises, but of course the situation in Iran is normal.
The cleric pointed to the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war against Iran, adding that the Iranian nation will resist against the economic war and will never bend to its enemies.
Khatami criticized the US action in removing the name of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO - also known as the MEK, NCR and PMOI) from the list of terrorist groups and asserted that this action by the US government proved the hidden ties between the "chain of terrors" done by the MKO members in coordination with the US and the "occupying force of Zionist regime".
'While the US is campaigning its international war against Iran, negotiation with Washington is meaningless.'
In case of the reasons behind Iran sanctions, it should be noted that despite Iran's compliance with the NPT, Washington and its western allies accuse the country of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.