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Leader: Other motives behind West's sanctions on Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 4, IRNA -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the sanctions imposed against Iran have nothing to do with Tehran's nuclear activities or human rights record, and said that there surely other motives behind the bans.

Iran's Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with a group of university professors and researchers in Tehran on Saturday evening.

'Those who have imposed sanctions on Iran are themselves the ones who foster terrorism and commit human rights violations,' Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Iranian Leader went on to say that the sanctions against Iran have been imposed because the Islamic Republic has emerged as a nation, a movement and an identity guided by principles against the hegemonic system.

"Their objective is to prevent Iran from reaching a prominent civilizational status," Ayatollah Khamenei added.

The Leader also highlighted the special role of professors in educating a generation of self-reliable, confident and diligent youths who will further move Iran toward progress.

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