Through 40-year confrontation with Iran, US has always been the defeated

دیدار فرماندهان و کارکنان نیروی هوایی ارتش  با حضرت آیت‌الله خامنه‌ای

Tehran (ISNA) - Ahead of the National Day of Fighting Global Arrogance and the National Day of Students, a group of school and university students met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Saturday.

In the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out to the continuing challenge between Iran and the U.S. and said, “The enemy made every effort against us, with a variety of actions, the U.S. engaged in military, economic, and media warfare against us. Via all these actions, the U.S. aspired, in vain, to regain its previous domineering status over Iran— that which it enjoyed during the Pahlavi Regime”.

“The truth is that, throughout the forty-year challenge, the defeated party has been the U.S., and the victorious party has been the Islamic Republic of Iran. The U.S. is defeated because it has started the attacks without ever achieving the goals it pursued.”

The Leader of the Revolution described U.S. power as declining and asserted, “Today, an overview of the situation of the U.S. shows that the U.S.'s power is declining. The U.S. is today much weaker than it was forty years ago”.

Ayatollah Khamenei added, “Many of U.S. politicians believe that the US’ soft power has degraded. It was the same during Obama’s presidency, but it is even more evident today during the current administration. The world opposes every decision the U.S. President makes; not only the people but also the governments oppose him”.

He referred to liberal democracy as being exposed and said, “Even Liberal Democracy is being exposed and disgraced. The current U.S. president’s measures have made the situation worse for the U.S. and Liberal Democracy, making them lose their remaining grace”.

Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that American hard power is also declining by stating: on the other hand, the US' hard power --that is, its economic and military power-- is also declining. The U.S. military force is largely confused; and as a result, they have turned to companies like Blackwater to advance their military purposes.

The Leader of the Revolution tapped on U.S. economic crisis as another symptom of a decline and noted, “The same is true about U.S. economy. It suffers from more than $15 trillion dollars public debt and $800 billion budget deficit”.

As another indication of US' defeat, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The US failed to infiltrate the independence-seeking spirit among the Iranian youth. Our youth, across the country, have independence-seeking emotions. Some of them are not even very religious, but they are sensitive to the issue of foreign domination”.

Indicating that today’s young generation in Iran, if not more exigent than the youth during the revolution, are not less vigorous, he reiterated, “These independence-seeking emotions have gradually spread to the youth in other countries, in particular, our neighbouring countries, as well”.

“Of course, the U.S. regards Iran as responsible for a part of anti-American sentiments, as neighbouring countries oppose U.S. forces. They blame us for that, Well, you have no right to blame us! The people of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan hate you the U.S. government; are we responsible for it? Why does the U.S. government not understand that nations detest it? They have been exploiting them, as a result, the people hate them.”

Ayatollah Khamenei dubbed U.S. sanctions on Iran as futile, saying, “Through sanctions, the U.S. sought to curb Iran’s economy; however, as a result of the sanctions, a movement towards self-sufficiency expanded in Iran”.

“The Iranian nation used to import products for many years, but now, they have developed a habit of producing everything.”

Ayatollah Khamenei then added, “The U.S. is declining. Everyone should know this. Those who incline to compromise are making impractical plans. This decline is not related to today or yesterday; rather it is a long-lasting situation. The U.S. is doomed to degradation and perishment”.

The Leader of the Revolution praised Iran’s growth despite enemies’ efforts to halt its progress and said, “Contrary to the US' decline, the Islamic Republic started from scratch and has been advancing during the past 40 years. Today, we witness a serious movement towards political and industrial independence in Iran”.

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