Supreme Leader: Iran Vaccinated against Sanctions
(FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei played down the western ballyhoo about the impacts of the recent embargos on Iranian economy, and said long years of western pressures have vaccinated Iranians against sanctions.
Addressing a group of Muslim women here in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the West's non-stop plots against Iran all throughout the last 33 years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and stressed despite all animosities and such hostile moves, enemies of Islam and Iran have failed in their conspiracies.
"These days, the westerners are making hues and cries about sanctions but they do not understand that they themselves have vaccinated the Iranian nation against any sanction with the embargos (that they have imposed) in the last 30 years," the Leader underscored.
"In the last three decades, the Iranian nation has stood against all plots and sanctions… and made progress in a way that today we are 100 times stronger than 30 years ago," the Leader underscored.
Iran has made huge achievements in various fields of science and technology, from nuclear knowledge to stem cells and Nano technology, in the last two decades despite western sanctions and pressures.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed the West's demand as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.