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East and West media outlets covered Supreme Leader’s speech

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says American sanctions are “more fragile than” Iran’s economy, emphasizing that the Iranian nation will “slap the US in the face” by defeating those bans​​​​, once again.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a speech to a large gathering of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces and senior military officials at the Azadi Stadium in the capital, Tehran, which has a capacity of 100,000 people.

 

“Following vast explorations, the enemy has arrived at sanctions [as a solution] to counter the Islamic Republic. It has no other solution but economic sanctions. Other paths in front of it are blocked,” said Ayatollah Khamenei, stressing, however, that “economic sanctions are more fragile than our national economy.”

 

“Our national economy can defeat sanctions,” said the Leader. “The defeat of sanctions will be America’s defeat, and the US, with this defeat, should once again be slapped in the face by the Iranian nation, God willing.”

 

Media outlets from different parts of the globe also covered the event as discord between Iran and the United States has worsened since US President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic in May and reimposed sanctions.

 

Many international media outlets emphasized on the regional developments in western Asia Middle East and mentioned that America’s withdrawal from JCPOA nuclear deal caused a lot more tensions.

 

As international court voted for Iran’s interests to remain secure, the court blamed Trump’s administration for worsening situations in the Middle East and financial problems of the Iranian people.

 

The vote advanced the situation for Iran and many international societies condemned the move from the United States, below are reports from some international media outlets which covered the event.

 

NDTV: Will Deliver Slap On America By Defeating Sanctions: Iran Supreme Leader
The people of Iran face a sensitive time because of the pressure from America and economic problems, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a key address broadcast by state television today.

 

Khamenei was speaking to tens of thousands of members of the Basij militia and top Revolutionary Guards leaders gathered in a stadium in Tehran.

 

Iran must deliver a slap and defeat America by defeating sanctions, Khamenei said in his speech.

 

"With the kindness of God we will defeat sanctions and the defeat of sanctions is the defeat of America," Khamenei said. "And America must receive another slap from the people of Iran with the defeat of sanctions."

 

Discord between Iran and the United States has worsened since US President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic in May and reimposed sanctions.

 

"The situation of the nation, region and world is sensitive, especially for us the people of Iran," Khamenei said.

 

"Sensitive in this respect that on one hand we have the shouting of the arrogant powers and politicians of imperialist America...on another hand the economic problems of the nation and the tightness of the livelihood of a large portion of the weak people in the country."

 

Albawaba: Khamenei Bashes America, Says Iran Will 'Slap U.S. in the Face”

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says American sanctions are “more fragile than” Iran’s economy, emphasizing that the Iranian nation will “slap the US in the face” by defeating those bans, once again.

 

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a speech to a large gathering of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces and senior military officials at the Azadi Stadium in the capital, Tehran, which has a capacity of 100,000 people.

 

“We will defeat the sanctions,” said the Leader. “The defeat of sanctions will be America’s defeat, and the US, with this defeat, should once again be slapped in the face by the Iranian nation, God willing.”

 

The Leader said the Iranian nation has been blessed with “invincibility,” which is rooted in its 1979 Islamic Revolution, its eight-year Holy Defense of the country against the ex-Iraqi regime’s war in the following years, and in general, its steadfast resistance over the past 40 years in the face of all enemy plots.

 

“The grandeur and authority of the Islamic Republic and its invincibility are not empty talk or mere slogans. It is a fact that the enemies seek to keep us ignorant of,” stressed the Leader.

 

The Australian: Iran 'will deliver a slap, defeat America'

Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic will "slap" the United States by defeating new American sanctions targeting the nation.

 

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comments on Thursday in a speech in Tehran before thousands of members of the Basij, an all-volunteer force under Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.

 

Khamenei says he heard President Donald Trump tell European leaders that the Islamic Republic would collapse in the coming months over American sanctions, something he dismissed.

 

Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Guard's expeditionary Quds Force, attended the speech with the head of the Guard, General Mohammad Ali Jafari.

 




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