Leader Renews Call to Uphold Values of Resistance Economy

Leader Renews Call to Uphold Values of Resistance Economy
Leader Renews Call to Uphold Values of Resistance Economy

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reiterated a call that officials uphold the principles of Resistance Economy as the only safe way to build economic independence.

“Hopefully, according to its report, the government has embarked on measures” to implement Resistance Economy, Ayatollah Khamenei said, referring to a set of policies outlined by himself to boost domestic production and wean the country off oil revenues.

“If it goes ahead as forcefully as it has started, people will definitely see its effects,” quoted him as saying.

Ayatollah Khamenei was addressing a public gathering at the mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, in Tehran on the occasion of his 27th death anniversary on Friday.

“In all major decisions and all affairs, including agreements with other countries, Resistance Economy must be seriously taken into consideration,” he said.

The Leader noted that at the end of the two-year-long negotiations leading to last year’s nuclear accord, the Americans stressed that the agreement must help integrate Iran’s economy into the global community.

“That means that Iran must be assimilated and absorbed into the scheme and system designed by mainly Zionist capitalists for controlling the world’s financial interests,” he said.

“Through sanctions, the Americans were seeking to cripple Iran’s economy. Now that negotiations have reached certain results, they want to have Iran’s economy be devoured by the global economy led by the US.

Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that Resistance Economy is the only option for the realization of economic independence.

The deal went into force in January to scale down Tehran’s nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.

 Intrinsic Hostility

The Leader criticized those who turn a blind eye to the US overt and repeated hostilities and describe speaking about the enemy as the “illusion of conspiracy”.

“Denying the profound, continuous and evident enmities of the US with the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation is a conspiracy meant to reduce sensitivities to the Great Satan [the US],” he said.

He stressed that hostility against the Islamic Revolution is intrinsic to the US political system.

“The domineering powers reveal their nature by warmongering, supporting terrorism, suppressing freedom-seekers and oppressing the downtrodden Palestinian people, and the Islamic establishment could not remain silent and stay put in the face of such repressions,” he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to Britain as another one of the nation’s evil enemies, saying, “The Britons have never stopped their wickedness against the Iranian nation.”