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Ayatollah Khamenei: Our Stances on the Nuclear Issue Have Not Changed

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stressed that Iran would be holding firm to its established positions on its nuclear program. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stressed on Wednesday that his country’s “nuclear positions are the same that we have declared before in word and deed.”

Khamenei said that these positions were the “primary positions of the government and that [Iranian diplomats] are expending all of their energies to realize these principles, and they will invariably hold by these principles to benefit the country,” Al Manar, an affiliate of Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah, reported.

Khamenei made his comments during a meeting with the chairman of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, and other parliamentarians, according to the report.

Iran and six world powers face a June 30 deadline to complete an arrangement over Iran’s contentious nuclear program that would lift long-standing sanctions on the country’s beleaguered economy in exchange for limitations on nuclear development.

Khamenei claimed internal solidarity and strength would lead to a quick solution to the nuclear issue and commended the parliament on their compliance with the teachings of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Khamenei added that there were “a series of other issues” besides the nuclear program that remained to be settled with “the West, America, and the Zionists,” including the issue of “human rights.”

He stressed that these issues would be solved through building up Iran’s internal strength and ability for domestic production, calling on the parliament to pay special attention to the “Resistance Economy,” and to fill current economic gaps.

Ali Akbar Velayati, Khamenei’s top adviser for international affairs and a former presidential candidate, made parallel comments during a meeting with officials of China’s Strategic Studies Center in Beijing on Wednesday.

Velayati told the officials that, “the Islamic Republic of Iran has tried to resolve issues through negotiations, but it will stand up to the excessive demands of some Western countries.”

He added that Iran would also seek the help of interested states to resist the West’s “excessive demands,” according to the semi-official state news agency Fars.

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  • Lauren Goldman

    One upside to iran holding fast to their goals; Israel won’t have to modify future strike coordinates. Keep it up, rug-crawler; your head is to big for your towel.

    • Mariana

      I am trying very hard not to be mean but you see all is well so upside down everything with their thinking because that’s the position they’re at best keeping up for almost half an hour or longer 5 times a day. How they can have a straight clear thinking then!?… Bottoms up & all brains down.

  • Lammie

    Most people are aware of the fact that the Iranians are determined to have nuclear weapons. They have absolutely no intention of giving up that goal. Only Obama and Kerry think that they can speak nicely to the Iranians and they will agree to play nice in return. It is delusional. Obama’s reluctance to stand up to the terrorists has caused the terrorists to lose all respect for America and chaos in the entire middle east. Everywhere Obama and Kerry interfered chaos reigns. Somehow or other Kerry manages to blame it all on the Jews – on Israel. Even a rabid anti-semite understands that even if Israel disappeared off the map in a second, nothing in the middle east will change. There will still be wars between various countries and various tribes and various followers of various “versions” of Islam. What WILL happen is that a lot of attention that was being devoted on Israel by the terrorists will instead be immediately and happily transferred – in full force – to most European countries, America, Australia, Canada etc. etc.

    • Mariana

      This is puzzling me for very long. Why not everyone see it!? You and many but not those in power!?

  • Mickey Oberman

    Fossils will only change as they are eroded away.
    Although many of them crack and crumble long before erosion is done.
    Their brittle stiffness and inability to bend is their undoing.

  • Otto Schiff

    Not only Iran but the world needs to abolish nuclear weapons. The example of Nagasaki and Hiroshima should
    be enough of a horrible example.

  • nelson marans

    While Iran has not had a regime change with the continuing threats to eliminate the Jewish state, the U. S. has had one with the presidency of President Obama. Currying favor with our enemies and alienating our friends, the president has given permission to Iran to continue its nuclear bomb development and its support of international terrorism.

  • art

    Like the Israeli -pal talks Obama says one thing and abbas contradicts him and says something different, It seems that Obama has a problem with reality, or maybe he thinks we are so stupid that we won’t understand the reality

  • Steve Loeb

    Hey Oy a Tollah…. I think its long over due but someone really needs to tell you – go f**k yourself

    • Sofia

      Reply to Steve Loeb, one word said it ALL. Good for saying it right, his towel is way to small for his brain.
      Obama should start catering to this bunch, why scream,
      Death to America,

      Long live Israel.