Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the enemies are too weak to bring the vigilant nation of Iran to its knees with their demands at the negotiating table, MNA reported.
The Leader made the remarks during an address to a number of intellectuals and officials in Bojnourd, the capital city of the northeastern province of North Khorasan, on Tuesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei began an eight-day visit to North Khorasan Province on October 10.
In his speech, the Leader said that Israel and its Western allies have been conducting a propaganda campaign against Iran in regard to its nuclear program, adding, "In a conspiracy and a propagandistic move, they are constantly saying that the reason for the pressure on Iran is to compel the Islamic Republic to return to the negotiating table. But when did we leave the negotiating table in regard to various issues, including the nuclear (issue), to return now?
"The true objective of those who are following the formula of political propaganda is the surrender of the Iranian nation at the negotiating table. And we tell them, 'You are too weak to bring the resilient, insightful, and vigilant nation of Iran to its knees with your demands.'
"European officials are still living in the atmosphere of the 19th century and the era of colonial tyranny, but they must be aware that the fact that the Iranian nation and government will not surrender to their acts of tyranny will always cause them to face many problems."
Iran is strong from inside, Ayatollah Khamenei said, noting, "Due to this very strength, today, the fresh discourse of the Islamic Republic, including in regard to democracy and the campaign against tyranny, has influenced nations, and this issue has put them in a quandary, and, with the grace of God, this trend will continue."
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader stated that the Iranian people should redouble their efforts to help the country make progress.
"Whenever the enemy feels a weakness in the country, their spirit lifts and they prepare for an act of aggression and pressure," he added.