“One of the main plots hatched by the enemy is using the weak points and economic problems to hit a blow at the Iranian nation, and strengthening the country’s economic power is the most sensitive and important issue,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday, addressing Army commanders and personnel on the occasion of the National Army Day.
He described the Iranian nation’s bravery and resistance against the world powers’ pressures as one of the country’s strong points, and reiterated that the US saber-rattling would never be able to intimidate Iran, reminding that if the US war threats had been successful to sway the Islamic Republic and Iran into retreat, nothing would have been left of the country and the establishment now.
“The enemies, including the US and (anyone) stronger than the US, cannot do a damn thing to a government which is bonded to its people and likes its people and nation, and the people who also like the government and are resistant against the enemy,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Warning that there is no doubt in the hostility of the bullying powers, specially the US, towards the Iranian nation, he said the Iranian Armed Forces and officials, authorities and experts active in different economic, cultural, training, scientific and research fields, play an important role in resisting against enemies’ plots.
In relevant remarks on the occasion of the start of the Iranian New Year in March, Ayatollah Khamenei called on people and officials to double efforts to improve economy through enhancing national production and employment rates.
He called on the Iranian officials and people to seize the opportunity of the new year to double efforts to strengthen economy.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the resistance economy as the remedy to economic problems, and called the new year as the year of “Resistance Economy, Production and Employment”.