Imam Khamenei: US desperately seeks to divide Iranians

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is exerting economic pressure on Iran in a bid to sow discord among the nation and the government, but such efforts will be futile.
This morning June 30, 2018, The Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces— Ayatollah Khamenei— attended the graduation ceremony of student officers and guards, held at Imam Hussain (a.s.) Officers’ Academy.
In this ceremony, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution hailed the determination and piety of the cadets and said: As a result of patience and piety, the hostile enemies, despite all their hard-worked cunning plots, won’t be able to do a thing against you.”
Ayatollah Khamenei advised the nation as well as the authorities on resistance and stated: “This is [an advice] for all the nation, in particular officials and managers of the Islamic society. Patience means keeping to aims and continuing involvement and active presence; it means considering far future goals.”
He further described patience and piety as the driving force for national dignity and held: “Because you are resisting today, future generations will reach the climax of success; they will reach the climax, but dignity and resistance is yours. The revolution is lasting and promising in case of patience and piety.
If patience and piety are practised by our dear youth, government officials and all the people, the enemy will by no means be able to damage you.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution once again praised Iran’s national power and sovereignty despite enemies’ efforts against the nation, adding that: “If Iran hadn’t proved to have sovereignty, a tenth of today’s efforts by the enemies sufficed to take the desired government away from the people.”
Ayatollah Khamenei criticized countries that spend people’s wealth on buying weapons on the pretext of increasing their national power and mentioned: “National sovereignty is not giving the country’s money away for buying weapons; this is ridiculous. National sovereignty is not provided by another country coming from the other side of the world to support a country by establishing a base there and sucking on a nation’s blood in order to safeguard hereditary sovereignty. This is not sovereignty; this is humiliation. True sovereignty rises from hearts of the people.”
His Eminence tapped on instances that provide proof to Iran’s strong sovereignty and held: “The biggest reason for the sovereignty of the Iranian nation is that the Iranian nation progressed, and the US couldn't do a single thing [against it]. If the nation was not powerful and didn’t have sovereignty, a tenth of today’s efforts by the enemies sufficed to take the desired government away from the people.”

The leader of the revolution elaborated on movements inside Iran that contradict the ideals of the Islamic Republic and said: “Since day one, three movements emerged inside the country that opposed the revolution: one movement was a liberal one, inclining to the West and the US; the second movement was that of armed communists who were relentlessly ready to do anything; and the movement of hypocrites, with Islamic appearance and profane intentions, who finally appeared under the flag of Saddam. All the three movements were defeated by the Islamic Revolution.
The Islamic revolution, relying on the people’s support, has forced all the internal and external enemies to withdraw.”
The Supreme Leader went on to say: “The enemies seek to divide between the nation and the government by economic pressures. But we will reinforce our bonds with the nation through enemy-defeating solidarity.”
Referring to U.S. alliances with reactionary states in West Asia, Ayatollah Khamenei explained: “Another proof for to the power of the Islamic Republic lies in the coalitions the USA has formed in our region. If the US was capable of overcoming the Islamic system, it wouldn’t need to create coalitions with disgraceful countries in our region to cause insecurity, unrest and chaos in Iran.”
The Leader slammed U.S. animosity towards Iranian nation by saying: “Animosity of the US increases every day, and the nation’s hatred of the US increases every day.”
He further added: “After the disappointment of other methods, the enemy’s present plot consists of dividing between the government and the nation; but they are fools who do not know the government is made up of the Iranian nation and is not separate.”
Making reference to the USA’s record of plotting against Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979fact, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “Six previous presidents of the US also made the same efforts; but they left office, without achieving their doomed goals.”
He then stated: “They --the enemies-- apply economic pressures, seeking to divide between the nation and the government. However, with God’s grace and support, we will reinforce our bonds with the nation and maintain our enemy-defeating solidarity.”

The Supreme Leader finally cited Quranic verses to advise the audiences of never surrendering to enemies and said, “.., ‘let us surrender, so the enemy’s slyness does not continue’ but they don’t know that costs of surrendering would be much more than costs of resistance. The young generations should know that the enemy is against their independence, dignity, progress and active presence in academic and political arenas. We are certain that their endeavours will have no results, providing that the nation continues on the path of resistance, patience and piety with awareness, wise decision making and national solidarity. Some say, ‘let us surrender, so the enemy’s slyness does not continue’ but they don’t know that costs of surrendering would be much more than costs of resistance. Resistance has some costs; nevertheless, its achievements greatly outweigh its costs.”
He wrapped up his speech by saying that: God says in the Quran: “Do not be weak hearted and do not appeal for an (unjust) settlement; you have the upper hand. God is with you and He will never reduce the reward for your deeds.” [the Quran, 47:53]