Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei voiced confidence that Iran will triumph in enemies' propaganda war, warning that they display a distorted and unreal face of the country to the world.
"Displaying a wrong, negative and disappointing image of the situation in Iran is the most important agenda of enemies today but thanks God, the real image of the country in general is contrary to the image shown by the arrogant powers," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the prominent Iranian academics and elites in Tehran on Wednesday.
He referred to the enemies' heavy media and propaganda warfare against Iran, and said, "No doubt we will win this war."
Ayatollah Khamenei said if Iran makes progress in scientific fields, the enemies' political and economic threats will decrease.
He also cautioned that the arrogant powers even use lethal methods, including assassination of the elites, to exclude them from the society.
Ayatollah Khamenei voiced pleasure that Iranian universities and academic centers have made good progress in different aerospace, biological, air industry, nuclear industry, stem cells, dam industry and recombinant drugs fields.
He also underscored the need for scientific relations with the countries which have taken major strides in scientific arenas, and said most of these states are in Asia and in the Eastern hemisphere of the world.
Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, noted that waiting for assistance from the West and Europe will delay the country's progress as they do not easily provide others with their achievements.
In relevant remarks early this month, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the Iranian nation would certainly be able to defeat the US sanctions.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks, addressing 100,000 Basiji (volunteer) forces and senior military officials at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.
“After vast explorations, the enemy has arrived at sanctions to counter the Islamic Republic. It has no other option but waging economic sanctions as it is facing a deadend in every other corner,” he said, stressing, however, that “economic sanctions are more fragile than our national economy”.
“Our national economy can beat the sanctions. The failure of the sanctions would mean (ultimate) defeat for America, and the US should once again be slapped in the face by the Iranian nation, God willing, with this defeat,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.
“The enemy intends to push the Iranian nation into this conclusion that the country has come to a deadend and has no other option, but to kneel and give into the US,” he said, adding that those promoting such a viewpoint at home are traitors to the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei, however, assured that he “will not allow that to happen in the country” with the help of the nation.
The Leader further 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,” Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized.
He said US President Donald Trump had recently told some European leaders that Iran’s Islamic establishment would be toppled in 2-3 months, adding that such comments are nothing new.
However, almost 40 years into the Revolution, the Islamic Republic has only grown more powerful, the Leader said. “The enemy of the Iranian nation has failed to gain an understanding of the Revolution and the revolutionary spirit; this wrong analysis has misled it (the enemy) in the course of these years,” he said.
The US’s enmity towards the Iranian nation is not merely due to “Death to America” chants, Ayatollah Khamenei said. “They (the Americans) are afraid of Islamic power and the Revolution’s might.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further advised that “both youths and authorities should convey a message of power to the enemy not a message of weakness”.
The enemy, the Leader said, will retreat if it faces national unity, strength and firm determination, and if domestic rifts are set aside.