Khamenei: Iranian diplomats exerting efforts to lift sanctions
Iranian leader reiterates that the Islamic Republic has never sought nuclear weapons.
Iranian Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei affirmed that Iranian diplomats are exerting strained efforts to lift all forms of sanctions.
In the same context, China has recently hailed Iran's efforts to reach a final agreement regarding the Vienna nuclear negotiations.
In a meeting via video conference with thousands of people from Iran’s East Azarbaijan Province to mark the anniversary of the popular uprising of the people of Tabriz, Khamenei said: “You see how oppressively the enemy front is focusing on the issue of our nuclear energy. They [the enemy] impose sanctions [on us] because of a nuclear energy [program] that they know is peaceful. And whatever they may say about Iran being a certain amount of time away from producing a [nuclear] bomb is nonsensical and meaningless.”
“They know we are not seeking that; that we are not looking for a nuclear weapon. We are looking to benefit from nuclear energy in peaceful ways. They know this. [But] They do not want the Iranian nation to achieve such an outstanding scientific progress and that’s why they are pressuring us,” he stressed.
The Leader praised the mass attendance as “astonishing” on the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
“You witness today that the resistance movement in regional countries is growing and the grandeur of America and [global] arrogance is broken. The nations are speaking out against America. We should appreciate this and keep up the Revolution’s progress,” the Leader concluded.