1236 GMT December 01, 2022
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said arrogant powers are disgruntled by Iran’s scientific advances as tremendous progress being achieved by the Islamic Republic is consigning liberal democracy propagated by the West to history.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a meeting with a group of people from the central Iranian city of Isfahan in the capital Tehran on Saturday, Press TV reported.
“Westerners could loot the entire world for more than two centuries through the discourse of liberal democracy. They made interventions, claiming there was no freedom in one place or there did not exit democracy somewhere else. They plundered the national assets and resources of the country as a result,” the Leader said.
“Poor Europe became rich at the expense of many rich countries like India and China. Iran was not directly colonized, but they did everything they could here,” Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out.
The Leader said, “Afghanistan is an example just before your own eyes. Americans came and committed crimes in Afghanistan for 20 years. They perpetrated all forms of criminal acts, brought the same government that had been overthrown back to power, and withdrew in a humiliating manner.”
Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the Islamic Republic of Iran as the Establishment that has rejected the idea of liberal democracy, given its nation an identity, awakened and empowered them, and stood up against Western schools of thought.
The Leader further noted that West’s enmity toward Iran is rooted in the fact that the Islamic Republic continues to make progress, and the whole world acknowledges such an advancement – something which the West cannot stand.
“Should we have not made any progress, did not show up a strong presence in the region, our voice had faltered in the face of America and its arrogance and we were ready to accept its bullying, the ongoing pressures would have been much less,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
The Leader also pointed out that the bids against Iran have been much greater anytime that the Islamic Republic has vociferously opposed its enemies.
Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed that Washington has always been at the forefront of the anti-Iran campaign and its European allies are standing behind it.
The Leader stated that all U.S. presidents, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, have gone up against Iran in the years following the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and have relied on the support of the Israeli regime and certain regimes in the region to accomplish their so-called goals.
“Despite all such attempts, enemies have failed on the whole. Of course they have posed problems, such as sanctions, assassination of nuclear scientists and application of various political and security ploys, and have even bribed some people inside the country to speak out against the Islamic Establishment. But they could not stop the Iranian nation from progressing ahead,” Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.
Pointing to the enemy's extensive media facilities such as satellite networks, virtual space and mercenary TV channels for shattering people’s hopes, the Leader said, “Despite all these attempts, fortunately, hope and movement toward progress in the country are alive.”
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the enemy is trying to make not only the people and the youths, but also the officials lose hope, and unfortunately, it has mercenaries and elements inside the country that are also trying to instill hopelessness and despair by using newspapers and cyberspace.
Touching upon some instances of progress and forward movements in the country in recent weeks, the Leader listed them as Iranian scientists’ new method to treat leukemia, development of the technology to manufacture one of the oil and gas extraction equipment domestically, launch of a railway line in a part of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which is an important part of the north-south railway, inauguration of several factories, construction of the first offshore refinery, establishment of six power plants, building one of the world’s largest telescopes, launching a satellite-carrying rocket, and unveiling a new rocket.
Ayatollah Khamenei said such achievements were obtained at a time that the enemy was trying to prevent this forward-heading movement with riots.
Turning to Iranian officials’ ceaseless and increasing efforts to resolve the country’s economic problems, the Leader said the main organizers of the recent riots failed to turn the people against the government and Islamic Establishment, and thus, currently seek to wear the country’s officials out through continuing their malicious acts, according to IRNA.
Ayatollah Khamenei, however, gave the assurance that the riots will be quelled and the Iranian nation will continue its efforts and progress with fresh and lifted spirits and increasing hatred toward the enemies.