Leader Welcomes Sanctions Relief

Leader Welcomes Sanctions ReliefLeader Welcomes Sanctions Relief

The Leader of Islamic Revolution in a letter to the president expressed satisfaction with the lifting of sanctions after the deal with major powers went into force on Saturday.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was responding to President Hassan Rouhani's letter on the outcome of nuclear negotiations on Tuesday.

"The resistance of the nation, the efforts of nuclear scientists and the endeavors of the negotiating team ultimately bore fruit and compelled the West to retreat," he said.

"I express my satisfaction that the resistance of the great nation of Iran against the brutal sanctions and the endeavors of our nuclear scientists for the progress of the nuclear industry as well as the indefatigable attempts of the negotiators eventually forced the other side—some of whom are famous for animosity against the Iranian nation—to retreat and lift a part of the bullying sanctions."

The Leader thanked the president and the negotiating team, especially Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and all stakeholders, according to the official website of the Leader.

Ayatollah Khamenei made five key points to the president:

Care should be taken that the other side fully abide by their commitments. Remarks made by some American politicians over the past few days are a source of mistrust.

All government officials should be notified that solving the economic problems of the country is tied to perpetual and wise efforts of all sectors in line with the Resistance Economy. Moreover, the lifting of sanctions alone is not enough for boosting the country's economy and people's livelihood.  

In public relations, a heavy price has been paid for what has been gained over this deal. Written and oral remarks, which try to ignore this fact and show themselves as indebted to the western side, are not honest with the public opinion.

The achievement gained so far is also a result of resistance and struggle against the arrogant front. We should all consider it a great lesson for other affairs and events in the Islamic Republic.

I emphasize once again that the deception and breaching of commitments by arrogant states, particularly the United States of America, should not be ignored in this and other cases.