Iran's Supreme Leader: talking with US doesn't mean desperation of Iranian people
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:
Talking with the United States doesn't mean the Iranian people are desperate, the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, Fars news agency reported on Jan. 9.
Khamenei made the remarks in Tehran, during his speech to the people from Iran's holy city of Qom.
"As we have announced before, Iran will negotiate with the US on a particular issues, if we decide that it is necessary to do so to resolve certain problems," Khamenei said.
He also said that Iranian officials should pay attention to country's internal power and potential to resolve the problems.
Khamenei said that the problems with the international community should be resolved, since Iran's government should be diplomatically active on both the international and the regional arena.
The supreme leader went on to add that Iran's enemies think that Iranian people have given up due to economic embargo and pressure from imposed sanctions, but they are wrong.
Speaking about the latest nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West, Khamenei said that the negotiations have unfolded the hostility of the U.S. towards Iran.
He went on to say that the U.S. confessed they will try to destroy Iran's nuclear industry, if they can.
"We shouldn't trust an enemy's smile," he said, adding that currently those who oppose the Iranian revolution, have mobilized their forces against the Islamic Republic.
"They won't step back from their enmity towards Iran, but if forced to, they will retreat," Khamenei said.