Iran will respond to any ‘wrong move’ on JCPOA: Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei has warned that Iran will stand on its “honorable and dignified positions” regarding its nuclear accord with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and respond to any “wrong” move.
“The Iranian nation has stood firmly and any wrong move by the hegemonic system on the JCPOA will draw a reaction from the Islamic Republic,” the Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei said at a graduation ceremony of Iran’s police cadets in Tehran on Sunday.
Referring to American officials’ “brazen and shameless” measures with regard to the JCPOA, the Leader said, “They show one wickedness and one mischief with regard to this issue everyday, which proves that what our honorable Imam [Khomeini] said about America being the Great Satan is true and the regime of the United States of America is really the most evil of devils.”
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei stated that Iran started its nuclear program, because according to experts’ estimates, the country needed to generate at least 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power, but the United States opposes Iran’s nuclear program as it is basically opposed to scientific progress of the Iranian nation and other nations.
“The country’s officials reached the conclusion that they should negotiate and ignore some of their rights, so that, sanctions [imposed on Iran on account of its nuclear program] would be removed. But today, we see that despite all agreements and promises and many discussions during [nuclear] negotiations, America treats these negotiations and their outcome in a totally oppressive and bullying manner,” the Leader noted.
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei added that in the face of the United States’ measures to scuttle the nuclear deal, Iranian “officials must prove to the corrupt leaders of the regime of the United States of America that they rely on their own people and the Iranian nation, which is a powerful nation thanks to Islam, will never submit and bow to them.”
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei then noted that the increasing hostility toward Iran was because the Iranian nation “is a source of inspiration for other nations,” adding, “The corrupt, lying and dishonest officials of America brazenly accuse the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic establishment of lying, while the Iranian nation moves honestly and will honestly continue on this path up to the end.”
Explaining about the existing insecurity in the region, Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei mentioned “wicked and mischievous interventions” by the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel, which want to meet their own illegitimate interests and weaken the regional nations, as the main reason behind insecurity in the Middle East.
The Leader stated that if regional nations and governments wanted to block the infiltration of hegemonic powers like the United States into the region, they must really believe in their ability to do so, adding, “If we step back, the enemy will step forward.”