Iranians prove progress possible despite U.S., Khamenei says
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the Iranian people proved that dignity and progress is possible without relying on the U.S. or western powers.
"Our enemies get angry about that, let them be angry and die from it," Khamenei said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on May 21.
Khamenei was quoting Mohammad Hossein Beheshti, who was assassinated in 1981 along with more than 70 members of the Islamic Republic party.
Khamenei made the remarks during the graduation ceremony of the cadets of the Islamic Revolutions Guards Corps (IRGC) University of Imam Hossein in Tehran.
Khamenei went on to say that hostility towards the Iranian people has resulted from its resistance against hegemonic powers.
Iran's Supreme Leader has repeatedly stressed that the western sanctions do not affect the country.
Earlier in January commenting on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers he said that talking with the United States doesn't mean the Iranian people are desperate.
Khamenei went on to add that he is not concerned about the current challenges with which the Islamic Republic is faced because "challenges will lead to paying attention to the country's unused domestic potentials."
The Supreme Leader claimed that the majority of the world's people are supporting Iran.
He also called the "global community" a false phrase which is being used against the Islamic Republic.
"We should not use the phrase which was made by our enemies," he said, adding that "they are not the global community; they are just a few governments which are under the influence of Zionist companies."