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Leader: Fighting big powers a rational move based on Iranians' past experiences

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 3, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said fighting world hegemonic powers is a rational move supported by concrete facts which is based on the past experiences of the Iranian nation.

Addressing a meeting with thousands of university and school students here on Tuesday, the Supreme Leader said the mistake (Mohammad) Mossadeq made after the successful nationalization of oil industry was to rely on and trust the USA.

Mossadeq was Iran's prime minister in the early 50s who was toppled by a US- engineered coup in 1953.

He said American took advantage of his naïve assumptions and his extreme optimism toward US and launched the coup against him.

What Americans have been busy doing in the few past years was to make certain people polish the US image to make the belief that Americans used to be hostile, but they are no longer going to behave like that.

The Ayatollah said certain people are doing this on purpose but some others out of stupidity.

However, the Supreme Leader said, the objective was to disguise the true face of enemies from the nation so that they could stab it later.

Addressing the young Iranians, Ayatollah Khamenei urged them to study the documents gained from the US Den of Espionage and read them.

The Supreme Leader said the documents reveal how the Americans were busy plotting against the Islamic Republic at the very peak of revolution in the country.

He said the document show what the US is really like.

Thousands of Iranian university and school students met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday.

The meeting took place on the eve of National Day of School Students which is commemorated on November 4.

The day also marks the takeover of the US embassy in 1979 by revolutionary students in Iran.

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