Iran not to let US infiltrate into country: Ayatollah Khamenei
Iran Press TV
Aug 17, 2015 8:16AM
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic will not allow the US to make inroads into the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with participants in the 8th summit of the General Assembly of the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and the 6th General Assembly of the AhlulBayt World Assembly in the capital, Tehran.
The Leader said that the opposite side in nuclear negotiations with Iran was seeking to clinch an agreement with the country to find a way to infiltrate into the Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khamenei, however, said that Iran did not and will not allow them to achieve their goal.
“We will firmly block their way. We will not allow the US to make economic, political or cultural inroads into the country. We will counter such infiltration with all our power,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei further underlined that, “We should first identify the enemy’s intentions and then counter their objectives through planning.”
US pursuing own Mideast goals
Touching on the developments in the Middle East, Ayatollah Khamenei said the US seeks to hold sway in the region to pursue its objectives, but stressed that the Islamic Republic will counter Washington’s policies.
“They are after disintegrating Iraq and Syria,” the Leader said, but noted that Washington’s plots will fall flat thanks to God’s power.
Regarding the developments in Yemen, the Leader said that Iran is ready to render any types of assistance it can to war-hit Yemenis.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the Saudi military adventurism against Yemen as folly, stressing that aggressors are pursuing political gains in the impoverished Arab country through military action.
The Leader also reaffirmed Iran’s backing for the resistance front in the region, saying that the Islamic Republic will fully support anyone that stands up to the Israeli regime.
Stressing that the enemy seeks to hatch plots in the region through creating divisions and infiltration, the Leader warned that hegemonic powers seek to sow discord among regional nations which he noted is by far more dangerous than divisions among governments.
The creation of Takfiri groups, which the US has admitted to having a hand in, is the most important tool to trigger religious divide among the nations, and unfortunately certain “naive Muslims” have fallen for this conspiracy due to a “lack of insight”, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader said what is happening today in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other regions is “a political war,” not a war among religious groups.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said that Iran extends a hand of friendship to all Islamic countries in the region, stressing that the Islamic Republic has no problems with Islamic governments.
Strongly ruling out divisions in the Islamic world, the Leader said Iran is opposed to any moves that would stoke divisions and condemns insulting the sanctities of Sunnis.
The Leader rejected claims by Western media outlets that they follow an unbiased approach, saying they are acting in line with the policies of hegemonic powers.
The Israeli regime is using mass media to press ahead with its objectives, Ayatollah Khamenei said, urging Islamic media to step up efforts to counter the Israeli schemes.
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